Author: Shonali Paul
Journal: Biobanking.com, March 16, 2020
Abstract: Biorepositories provide essential support to biomedical researchers by collecting, processing, storing and distributing millions of biospecimens every year. Biorepository staff must navigate complex international regulatory rules governing the use of biospecimens and protected health information. The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) aims to make this easier with it’s comprehensive Best Practices Recommendations for Biorepositories.
While ISBER Best Practices are voluntary, these guidelines help biorepositories comply with regulatory rules and accreditation requirements. More importantly, ISBER Best Practices help biorepositories maintain high-quality biospecimens and data that is fit for the specific purpose.