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Register now! "How to build a biobank" Course


4th Course "BIOBANKING BASICS: How to build a biobank" by the partner Biobank Graz



This interactive 3-day-course has been designed for all those who are involved in setting up a new biobank, who look to collaborate with a biobank or research institute, who face the challenges of a growing biobank or who try to overcome the challenges of maintaining a large biobank. The format of this course is a mixture of presentations and discussion sessions allowing participants to learn from the expert advice and the specific experience of their peers. Bring your questions with you for discussion!


Teaching method:           65 % lecture and 35 % interactive

Language:                        English

Credits:                            1 ECTS, 22 DFP Points

Costs:                               480 Euro (380 Euro Medical University of Graz) - incl. scripts, coffee & lunch breaks, 1 evening event, sightseeing tour in Graz

Date:                                 28. - 30. November 2018

Registration deadline:    12. October 2018


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This course is set up to:

  • Deliver the theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge essential to enable the activities of emerging and established biobanks.

  • Transfer best practices for biobank personnel, investigators, clinicians and interested personnel.

  • Encourage exchange of knowledge and skills across different biobanking activities from biospecimen preservation and storage to science and research.

  • Enhance research quality in and public awareness of biobanks.



  • Definitions and types of biobanking, what and how

  • Governance types and possibilities

  • Biobanking ethics, privacy, informed consent and data security

  • Design and services of a biobank

  • Cost calculation and funding

  • Quality management and process improvement

  • Sample collection and processing (fluid and tissue)

  • Sample storage and retrieval

  • Biobank data systems and records management


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