Presenter: Dr. Jim Vaught, Editor-in-Chief, Biopreservation & Biobanking
Venue: ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Dallas USA
Abstract: Biobanking —the process of collecting, maintaining, and sharing biological samples— provides a critical resource that underpins research directed towards better health outcomes. Therefore, biobank sustainability is critical for the future of health research. It requires consideration of operational, social and financial sustainability (Fig 1). Planning and implementing all three aspects of sustainability that meet the need of all the major stakeholders -the funders, the donors, and the researchers- is imperative....