Author: Shonali Paul
Journal: Biobanking.com, October 3, 2021
Abstract: Biobanks have a fundamental role to play in ensuring successful outcomes in clinical research by providing quality biosamples. They host donations of biological materials such as cells, DNA, and tissues. They also handle data that is related to the biosamples. Biobanks are found in hospitals, research institutes, and patient organizations. The role of patients in the biobanking process is becoming increasingly important. They are no longer regarded as mere donors but as participants in designing and executing the functions of biobanks.