Biobank Lifespan

Tools - develop an initial biobank plan

This 2007 document aims to provide information for new biorepositories or biorepositories developing new protocols and to add to the literature surrounding best practice principles in tissue banking. Prepared by the Australasian Biospecimen Network (ABN).
This 2008 document provides a comprehensive foundation for the guidance of repository activities on the management of human specimen collections.
  This document identifies technical; operational; and ethical, legal, and policy best practices in order to ensure a level of consistency and standardization across biospecimen resources. (2011)
This 2007 (updated in 2011) document outlines the operational, technical, ethical, legal, and policy best practices for NCI-supported biospecimen resources. Co-written by NCI, National Institute of Health, and US Department of Health and Human Services-co-written document (2007).
The aim of this paper is to provide information relevant for the establishment, management and governance of biobanks in Australia.
This Policy Statement considers the issue of return of results in the specific context of population genomics and addresses possible modalities for such return.
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This document identifies core elements from the Sample and Data Access Policies of P³G-member biobanks. This was drafted by the Ethics and Policymaking Core, Centre de recherche en droit public (CRDP), Montreal University (2009).
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This document compares selected reference guidelines written by well-known organizations. These guidelines cover all biobanking steps, i.e. biological sample collection, labelling, processing, and storage applied to a wide range of sample types. A P3G-prepared document (2008).
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  The Medical Research Council (MRC) has developed a framework on the feeddback of health-related findings in research to help researchers identify and consider the relevant issues when designing and implementing a policy on the feedback of health-related findings in research. (2014)
The Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomic and Health-Related Data  has been developed under the auspices of the Regulatory and Ethics Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, in collaboration with many individuals, organizations and committees around the world.
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The Office for Human Research Protections and the U.S.