|Biobanks and Electronic Health Records|
Electronic health records contain patients' medical records digitally, including information such as age, height, blood pressure, conditions and treatments received. On the other hand, biobanks are a physical repository of human biological samples (blood, saliva, brains, tumors or other tissues) that associate clinical, demographic, lifestyle and environmental exposure information. Both storage modes facilitate the transfer of massive amounts of information to favor research. However, it is necessary to have legal and ethical regulatory frameworks governing the creation and use of these repositories.