The REDinREN Biobank

Madrid Monument, Puerta de Alcalá Arch. Source: Juan Luis Ferrandiz, No changes made, CC0 Creative Commons.
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Established in 2007, the REDinREN Biobank is a non-profit organisation that hosts a large collection of samples for kidney disease biomedical research. It specialises in quality, order and distribution. It is housed at the University of Alcalá, Madrid, Spain and is a member of ESBB.

Its operation was accredited by the Community of Madrid in December 2013 and was subsequently registered in the National Registry of Biobanks of the Health Institute Carlos III with registration number B.0000931 and AENOR (Spanish Association for Standardization and Accreditation) certifies the same quality.

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The objective of the REDinREN Biobank (Renal Research Network) is to contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge concerning nephrological diseases. It is a quality system maintained in accordance with the requirements of the UNE-EN ISO 9001 standard and strives for organizational and methodological continuous improvement through:

  • A deep knowledge of the needs of customers through the analysis of their requirements.
  • Carrying out an analysis of the external and internal context, taking into account the needs and expectations of the stakeholders which leads the biobank to determine the risks and opportunities that may affect our organization.
  • The provision of technically competent personnel to carry out the tasks with the quality guarantees required.
  • The establishment of the necessary measures to prevent, study and eliminate, whenever possible, the factors that may negatively affect the quality of the services.
  • The analysis of the nonconformities that are documented as well as the result of the corrective actions that derive from them.
  • Follow-up, through surveys, interviews, etc. of the degree of satisfaction of our clients with the products and services delivered.
  • The establishment of annual objectives and the allocation of resources, both technical, material and human, for its realization.
  • Compliance with legal and regulatory requirements

The Director of the REDinREN Biobank is Manuel Rodríguez Puyol