Author: Shonali Paul, COO at CloudLIMS.com
Venue: E-published on the ISBER website [originally scheduled to be presented at the ISBER 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibits]
Abstract: Effective quality biobanking is underpinned by standardization and best practices. Biobanks should follow international standards and best practices to ensure the biospecimens they store are fit for research purposes and the results of studies conducted using biospecimens are reproducible. One new international standard that promotes confidence in biobanking and plays a crucial role in the standardization of biobanking practices is ISO 20387:2018. It specifies the technical and quality requirements for the competence, impartiality, and consistent operations of biobanks. ISO 20387 compliance applies to all biobanks storing biological materials from multicellular organisms, such as humans and microorganisms, for research and development...