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Biobank Economic Modeling Tool


The BEMT website will be retired on or close to April 15th, 2019. We hope you have received value from the project. Please contact ncibbrb@nih.gov for any questions.

You have reached the United States National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute’s Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (US NIH/NCI BBRB) Biobank Economic Modeling Tool (BEMT) Website.

The BEMT is designed to support cost recovery and financial planning activities for biobanks.

New & existing biobanks can use this tool to:

  • Develop a 3 year financial plan / forecast
  • Conduct direct cost analysis for specimens/products and services
  • Measure percent of costs recovered
  • Produce Fee Schedules
  • Review resources, fees, volumes, and products/services from other biobanks

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Privacy Notice: Thank you for using the Biobank Economic Modeling Tool (BEMT) provided by the National Cancer Institute's Biorepository and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB). Using the BEMT involves recording information about your biobank. This information may or may not be considered sensitive information by you. The BBRB will not use or access this information except for the following: a) User specific information as part of system maintenance or end user support; b) Usage information such as commonly used features to assist in improving the BEMT.