Finding The Right Balance – Return of Results to Biobank Participants

In the course of research based on a biobank population occasionally a condition may be revealed in a particular individual, which was not known before the study, and for which the study was not explicitly designed. This is known...
Are You Just Seeking Approval Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

Are You Just Seeking Approval: Digging Deep into Biobanking Ethics

This is going to be a bit deep, but bear with me... Biobankers are interested in ethics. To manage our tissue collections we need either approval by an ‘Ethics Board’ or we operate as part of a regulatory system used...

Biospecimen Quality in Clinical Research

Abstract Biospecimens form an integral part of many clinical research studies. The production of valid clinical data sets depends largely upon the quality of biospecimens utilized in the study. Annotations of biospecimens help unveil information related to disease prognosis, diagnosis,...
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Biobanking Science: Patient Attitudes to Precision Medicine Studies

Governments and research organizations around the world are conducting large long-term precision medicine projects to understand how genetic and lifestyle factors cause disease. Longitudinal projects such as the UK Biobank and the Precision Medicine Initiative in the US collect...

The Role of Patients in Medical Research is Evolving, Thanks to Patient-Facing Health IT

Sponsored content brought to you by  In the fields of biobanking and clinical research, the active role of the patient as more than a donor or study subject is becoming more prevalent as biobanks and researchers increasingly recognize the added...
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Dynamic Consent In Biobanking Using Dwarna – A Blockchain Solution

A research team with senior author Jean-Paul Ebejer from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Biobanking at the University of Malta has created a blockchain solution for dynamic consent in biobanking called Dwarna. They published their solution in...

How Biobanks Can Support Personalized Medicine

Biobanks should be an integral part of a comprehensive research platform, not exclusively viewed as a service provider or freezer farm managed with excel sheets. For biobanks to be be viewed as a contributing partner and one that can...
Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Digitization: Enabling Biobanks Navigate Through Regulatory Challenges

Over the past two decades, there has been an increased need for collecting, curating, storing, and distributing biological specimens to gain specific information into the genetic makeup of diseases . This has sparked the demand for biobanking. Genetic and biomedical...

Observations On Recruitment For The Mayo Clinic Biobank

In order to draw generalizable conclusions, it is important that cohort studies represent the population of interest faithfully. Against this backdrop it has been noted that not all individuals are equally willing to participate in biobank related studies. Factors associated with willingness...

CloudLIMS’ Complimentary Talk on Regulatory Challenges in Biobanking

Wilmington, Delaware – February 8, 2022, CloudLIMS, a leading provider of laboratory informatics, is pleased to announce its talk at the IBS 2022 Virtual Symposium scheduled on February 22, 2022. Their COO, Shonali Paul, is delivering a talk at the...

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