The Prospective Dutch ColoRectal Cancer cohort (PLCRC)

The Prospective Dutch ColoRectal Cancer cohort (PLCRC) offers an infrastructure for scientific research in colorectal cancer. With informed consent of the patient blood and tissue can be collected, clinical data are registered and patient reported outcomes collected.

Key facts

Name of the connected EIT Health partner:
Number of individuals:
Biobank confirmed willingness to provide samples/data for EIT Health studies: Yes
Contact person(s) and contact data
(e-mail address, tel. no) for access purposes:
PLCRC study group,, +31646919566; GR Vink,, +31615866038
Number of samples: > 8000
Sample type: Tissue, Whole blood, Buffy Coat, Plasma, Serum, Questionnaire data, Clinical data

General information

Type of biobank: Population, Clinical/disease specific, Residual/secondary use
If longitudinal the frequency:
Link to central portal to seek samples and data:
Broad consent: Yes
Option to recall donors: Yes
Option to recall family members: No

Biobank access procedure:

Major terms for access: approval of the scientific board
Ethical and legal compliance: use in line with informed consent and after contracts are in place
Speed and reliability of delivery:

Quality management system:

Compliance with international standards:
Current ISO certificates:


Clinical data linked to samples: Longitudinal data regarding patient characteristics, pathology, treatment. Linked to Netherlands Cancer Registry
Data standards:
Data security rules:

Biobank related service:

Research support, what type of expertise?:
Core facility services; what type? Link?:
Queries from national health registers:
Links to the model contract and MTA:


IP rules, what is negotiable?:
Requirements to study results (access etc.):
Participant’s right to the information:
Number of access contracts with industry: 1-10

COVID-19 samples:

Access to biological samples from patients with COVID-19?

  • Serum
  • Full blood (for RNA extraction)
  • EDTA-Full blood (for DNA extraction)
  • EDTA-Plasma
  • Citrate-Plasma
  • PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells)
  • Nasopharyngeal aspirate
  • Tracheal aspirate
Contact person(s) and contact data (e-mail address, tel. no) for access purposes