Peter WATSON - BIOBANQUES May 19, 2016
Biobanking National Infrastructure Meeting
Quality matters: Improving the quality of biological resources
Session 7 : Quality Assurance in Biobanking
Quality assurance programs and tools to disseminate biobanking standards
Development of evidence based standards and their implementation through internationally accepted best practices in biobanking is critical to address and improve quality in research. However human research biobanking is a very diverse activity involving researchers as well as professional biobanks, and the need, depth, and relevance of distinct aspects of quality vary in different phases of research. Therefore a spectrum of quality assurance programs is needed to communicate a staircase of standards to researchers as well as biobankers. This talk will highlight one of several quality assurance programs available internationally, the Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNet) Certification Program (accessible through www.biobanking.org).
THURSDAY MAY 19, 2016