Links

Quick links to ESB partner institutions, other environmental specimen banks, and authorities.

UPB-Partner

Eurofins GfA Lab Service GmbH

On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Eurofins GfA Lab Service GmbH carries out the following tasks: organic analysis of environmental specimens according to the ESB conception, and definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for CHC and PAH analysis, and reporting.
http://www.eurofins.de/food-analysis/laboratories/eurofins-gfa-lab-service.aspx

Authorities

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)


http://echa.europa.eu

Authorities

European Environment Ageny (EEA)


http://www.eea.europa.eu

Authorities

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the European Union's scientific risk assessment body on food and feed safety, nutrition, animal health and welfare, and plant health and protection, tackling issues all along the food chain.
http://www.efsa.europa.eu/

Authorities

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for the

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) is responsible for the environmental policy at federal level within the Federal Government.
http://www.bmub.bund.de/en/

UPB-Partner

Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT

Starting in January 2012: On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has been carrying out  the following tasks in the field of human samples: sampling, anamnesis, storage of human specimens, analysis of clinical-chemical parameters of human specimens according, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for human matrices, and reporting and assessment.
http://www.ibmt.fraunhofer.de/en/ibmt-core-competencies/ibmt-medical-biotechnology/ibmt-bioprocessing-bioanalytics/ibmt-environmental-specimen-bank-human-samples.html

UPB-Partner

Fraunhofer Institute Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME

On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) the Fraunhofer Institute Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME carries out the following tasks: storage and preparation of environmental specimens, soil sampling, inorganic analysis of environmental specimens according to the ESB concept, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for inorganic analysis of environmental specimens, soil, transport, preparation and storage, reporting and assessment.
https://www.ime.fraunhofer.de/en/business_areas_AE/Environmental_monitoring/Environmental_Specimen_Bank.html

Other specimen banks

IESB International Environmental Specimen Bank Group

The International Environmental Specimen Bank Group (IESB) promotes the world-wide development of techniques and strategies of environmental specimen banking. IESB is devoted to both, established Environmental Specimen Banks (ESBs) and new ESBs in the planning stages.
http://www.inter-esb.org

Authorities

Joint Substance Data Pool of the German Federal Government and the German Federal States (GSBL)

GSBL provides a catalogue with a wide range of attributes of chemical substances. It contains data and information on physical and chemical properties, toxicological and ecotoxicological parameters, descriptions of environmental hazards, dangers to health, fire and other technical hazards, and information on substance-related contents of relevant legislation.
http://www.gsbl.de

Authorities

Network of reference laboratories, research centres and related organisations for monitoring of emerging environmental substances (NORMAN)


http://www.norman-network.org/

UPB-Partner

Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin): Department of Earth Sciences

From 2005 to 2015 the FU Berlin, on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA), carried out the following tasks: sampling of suspended matter, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), reporting and assessment.
http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html

UPB-Partner

IPASUM - Institut und Poliklinik für Arbeitsmedizin, Sozialmedizin und Umweltmedizin, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Since 2012 IPASUM, on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA), has been carrying out  the following tasks: preparation of human specimens, analysis of human specimens according to the ESB concept, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for human matrices.
http://www.arbeitsmedizin.uni-erlangen.de/index.php

UPB-Partner

Universität Trier FB VI – Biogeographie Trier

On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) the University of Trier carries out the following tasks: sampling of environmental specimens, biometric characterisation of environmental specimens, selection and documentation of the sampling areas, sub-areas and sampling sites, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for sampling, reporting and assessment.
http://www.uni-trier.de/index.php?id=27674&L=0

UPB-Partner

Universitätsklinikum Münster (UKM) Umweltprobenbank des Bundes - Teilbank Humanproben und Datenbank

From 1980 to 2011 the UKM, on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA), carried out  the following tasks in the field of human samples: sampling, anamnesis, preparation and storage of human specimens, analysis of human specimens according to the ESB concept, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for human matrices, reporting and assessment, management of the information system.
http://campus.uni-muenster.de/index.php?id=287&L=1

UPB-Partner

The German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG)

Since 2016 the BfG, on behalf of the German Environment Agency (UBA), has been carrying out the following tasks: sampling of suspended matter, definition/update of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), reporting and assessment.
http://www.bafg.de/EN/Home/homepage_en_node.html

Authorities

The German Federal Nature Conservation Agency (BfN)

The German Federal Nature Conservation Agency (BfN) is Germany’s central scientific authority for both national and international nature conservation. The Agency reports to the German Environment Ministry (BMU) and has key enforcement functions under international species conservation agreements, marine conservation law, the Antarctic Treaty and the German Genetic Engineering Act.
http://www.bfn.de/startseite+M52087573ab0.html