Legal, Ethical, and Scientific Challenges in International Biobanking
Edited by Timo Minssen, Janne R Herrmann and Jens Schovsbo
Chapter 3: Biobanks as innovation infrastructure for translational medicine
This chapter briefly describes big data in medicine: the sources of medical data, the promises of medical big data, and a key challenge: data fragmentation. In the second part, it discusses the role of biobanks in medical big data, focusing on their role in infrastructure for innovation and their potential for facilitating translational research.
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