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Course "How to build a biobank" by the partner Biobank Graz


This interactive 2-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!


Target group:

  • Deliver the theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge essential to enable the activities of current and emerging biobanks.
  • Transfer best practice principles 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

Teaching method:    65 % lecture and 35 % interactive

Language:              English

Date:                     23.01. – 24.01.2020


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