Presenter: Dr. Jim Vaught, Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking
Venue: Global Biobank Week 2017, Stockholm Sweden
Abstract: The mission of biobanks is to serve the scientific community by accelerating biomedical research as a certified resource for standardized biospecimen collection and archival. Hence, a collaboration of biobanking and biomedical research is required to significantly improve and facilitate the development of better prognostic, preventive and personalized healthcare worldwide. To accomplish this, it is essential to make the biospecimens and associated data easily available to researchers. However, sharing human-related clinicaldata or biospecimens is complicated owing to ethical and legal requirements. It is, therefore, imperative to have standardized ethical and legal necessities in place across the globe. Besides, more attention should be paid towards the privacy and confidentiality of donors participating in the research....