Membership Benefits

Individual Membership

Annual Fees

The standard annual membership fee is €150, with a 30% discount (annual fee of €105) for ISBER members, and a 70% discount (annual fee of €45) for student, unemployed, LIMIC country, and patient representative members.

Membership Benefits

  1. Access to an interactive Membership community of biobanking professionals across the EMEA region that values sharing, inclusiveness, teamwork, democracy and recognition. The community is strengthened by annual and/or regional face-to-face meetings, working groups, special interest groups, task forces, and webinars where members get to know each other and develop friendships and collaborations.
  2. Substantial discounts on ESBB meeting registration fees (e.g. annual and regional meetings).
  3. Full access to ESBB Members Website.
  4. Access to the ESBB members-only forum on the ESBB website.
  5. Access to ESBB newsletter.
  6. Eligibility to join ESBB programme committee which provides the opportunity to plan events at the ESBB annual meetings.
  7. Eligibility to form and to join ESBB working groups, special interest groups, and task forces which provide the opportunity to develop one’s own knowledge, to find solutions to common problems and to produce reports and publications that will help advance the biobanking field.
  8. Eligibility to run for office in ESBB elections of President, Treasurer, Secretary General and Council Members.
  9. Eligibility to vote in ESBB elections.

(Non-profit) Biobank & Academic Institution Membership

Non-Profit Biobank & Academic Institution Membership is available to the following types of organisation:

  • Biobanks & Academic Institutions
  • Patient Organisations
  • Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoos and other Enviro-Bio Biobanks

Annual Fees

For Biobanks and Academic Institutions the standard annual fee is €300 for 2 delegates (representatives) with a €55 fee for each additional delegate up to a maximum of 8.

Fees are reduced for the following Non-Profit organisations:

  • Non-profit organisations in LMIC countries.
  • Patient Organisations
  • Museums, Botanic Gardens, Zoos and other Enviro-Bio Biobanks

For these organisations, a 60% discount (annual fee of €120) for institutional membership including 2 delegates and a 60% discount (annual fee of €22) for each additional delegate up to a maximum of 8 applies.

Membership Benefits

Each delegate of the organisation has all the benefits of Individual Membership of the society (see section above). In addition the organisation has the following benefits:

  1. Listing of the organisation on the public section of the ESBB website (optional).
  2. Access to and visibility on the institutional member profiles and landscape map in the members-only section of the ESBB website.
  3. Eligibility for job postings on the ESBB website.
  4. Eligibility to participate in ESBB consortia for project and programme grant applications.
  5. Eligibility to participate in (biospecimen- and data-driven) ESBB research projects.
  6. Eligibility to use the ESBB logo on the website and printed materials of the organisation.

Join ESBB

To join ESBB for the first time, please submit one of the following membership application forms:

If you have any questions, please just send an email to admin@esbb.org

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Company Membership

Company membership is available to the following types of organisation:

  • Vendor companies marketing products to biobanks
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Diagnostics companies
  • Companies with other business than the above

Annual Fees

The annual fee depends on the size of the organisation. For a small company (<11 employees) the fee is €300, for a medium size company (11 – 50 employees) the fee is €600, and for a large company (>50 employees) it is €1200. The size of the organisation determines the number of delegates: 2 delegates for a small company, 4 delegates for a medium size company, and 8 delegates for a large company.

Membership Benefits

  1. Access to the biobanking expertise of the ESBB membership and also access to potential customers in the ESBB membership.
  2. Access to the institutional member profiles and landscape map in the members-only section of the ESBB website.
  3. Access to the ESBB members-only forum on the ESBB website.
  4. Substantial discount on exhibitor booth fee and sponsorship fees at ESBB annual conferences.
  5. Eligibility to advertise company details, products and services in the ESBB Marketplace.
  6. Access to ESBB newsletter.
  7. Eligibility for discounted advertisements in the ESBB newsletter.
  8. Eligibility for job postings on the ESBB website.
  9. Eligibility to use the ESBB logo on the company website and printed materials.
  10. Eligibility to host corporate workshops at ESBB meetings.
  11. Eligibility to participate as a member in ESBB task forces, special interest groups, and working groups, e.g. the ESBB translate working group, which brings together biobankers and Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industry representatives in order to identify, elaborate and launch common research projects.
  12. Opportunity to represent the interests of vendor organisations on the ESBB Vendor Committee.
  13. Proposed future benefits to be determined by discussion between Executive Board/Council and Vendor Committees, ensuring a harmonious balance between the needs of all member groups.