Certificate - Principles of Biobanking
Biospecimens have become a strategic tool for healthcare and medical research, research and conservation in biodiversity, animal, plant and microbial biology as well as in translational research and systems biology through all types of -omics applications.
Optimal management of biospecimens and bioresources through biobanking for future research and conservation has now become a new discipline.
- To provide the theoretical, operational and practical knowledge required to facilitate the activities of existing biobanks and assist the creation of new ones.
- To encourage bilateral exchange of knowledge and skills across different thematic biobanking groups involved in biospecimen conservation, storage, science and research.
Persons who have completed this course will:
- Understand in depth and produce an oral synthesis of the common principles of practical biobanking.
- Put different types of biobanks in perspective and draw conclusions about the theoretical underpinnings that were operational.
- Apply the scientific basis of biobanking/biospecimen research in Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and implementation and in research exploitation of samples.
- Question the logistical, practical and technical steps of biobanking, and evaluate their coherence and adequation.
- Compare different reports on biobank risk management and mitigation.
- Develop Best Practices/SOPs).
- Validate biobank protocols, training and technology transfers.
- Analyze adequation to biobank Quality Management Systems (QMS) and the principles of certification, quality assurance and 3rd party ISO accreditation.
- Master the regulatory, legal and ethical aspects of biobanking.
- Produce biobank cost analysis and recovery reports.
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Fay Betsou - Chief of Biospecimen Science, ISBER Past President
IBBL (Integrated BioBank of Luxembourg)
6, rue Nicolas Ernest Barblé, L-1210, Luxembourg
Tel.: + 352 27 44 64 - 56
Fax: (+352) 27 44 64 - 64