International biobanking: overview of key practices and policies

Published on February 29, 2016   30 min
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Hello, I'm Jim Vaught. I'm President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories or ISBER, which I'll be referring to a lot during the presentation. And I'm also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Biopreservation and Biobanking. In this presentation, we'll be talking about international biobanking and overview of key practices and policies.
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The outline of my presentation. I will be going through biobanking basics, best practices, infrastructure, quality management, for example, international efforts to develop and harmonize best practices for biobanks, controlling variability, which is critical to international exchange of specimens and data, biobanking networks and factors for their success, the economics and sustainability of biobanks, which is a very hot topic at present and other current hot topics in international biobanking. And then, I'll present some additional resources, such as biobanking organizations, web sites and relevant publications.
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