The Memorandum of Understanding
Article I, para 1.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is between BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB. BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB wish to form a strategic alliance to jointly organize the most important annual biobanking conference in Europe and to facilitate collaboration on activities related to biobanking and biopreservation of samples for research and development. Joint activities will support the goals of BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB. The roles of BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB shoutd be equal aiming at shared responsibilities, work, risks and benefits. This MoU serves as terms of reference for collaboration and does not create any legally binding obligation of the Parties but contemplates further legally binding agreement(s).
Signature of the MoU
Professors Hans-Peter Deigner and Jan-Eric Litton in London, Nov 2015
Architects of the agreement with BBMRI-ERIC
The roles of Manuel Morente and Pasquale De Blasio are acknowledged
At the closing ceremony of EBW in Vienna, Manuel Morente (former ESBB President) and Pasquale De Blasio (ESBB Founding President) were recognised for their role in initiating the collaboration between ESBB and BBMRI-ERIC at a meeting in Amman, Jordan in April 2014. This led to signature of the 4 year collaboration agreement between the two organisations by Hans-Peter Deigner and Jan-Eric Litton in London last year.