VISION AND MISSION

A RELIABLE NETWORK
OF BIOBANKS

SBP’s vision is to help Switzerland consolidate its position at the forefront of biomedical research by facilitating access and optimal usage of its existing and future biobanked specimens.

Considering the fact that sample quality is the cornerstone of a biobank’s reputation, the SBP mission is to develop a reliable customer-oriented network of biobanks in Switzerland with harmonized processes in terms of:

  • General information and consent of citizens (including patients)
  • Preanalytical conditions for sample processing and storage
  • Laboratory informatics management system associated with samples, data storage and confidentiality
  • Annotation of samples and data
  • Traceability, access and distribution of samples and
    data for research purposes
  • Support to investigators
  • Biobank sustainability

OBJECTIVES

Production of harmonized process

To that end, SBP shall develop the following objectives which are clearly defined in an agreement co-signed 29th June 2015 by SNSF, SAMS and the project group:

  • Setup of a professional organization in close collaboration with the 5 University Hospitals
  • Creation of a central web based catalogue of existing and de novo biobanks with data and samples’ access policies
  • Integration of non-human biobanks
  • Coordination and harmonization
    of biobanking activities
  • Support in terms of legal, ethical and societal issues (ELSI)
  • Implementation of a proof of concept study for the credibility
    of the platform
  • Representation and evolution as the Swiss node in the BBMRI network
  • Development of a business model to ensure sustainable funding of the SBP

The SBP will be deployed in four phases with the launch of the platform in 2015, the analysis of existing biobanks in 2016, the establishment of harmonized procedures by 2017 that will be implemented in a pilot feasibility study as soon as 2018.

ORGANISATION

Governing Board

The business of SBP is conducted by the Governing Board, composed of the founding members of SBP association, representing non-profit organisations officially commissioned to conduct biobanking activities.

Project Group

Prof. Vincent Mooser

President,
Head of Laboratory Department CHUV, Lausanne

Prof. Tosso Leeb

Head Institute of Genetics,
Vetsuisse Faculty, Bern

Prof. Aurel Perren

Vice-President,
Institute of Pathology, Bern

Prof. Nicole Probst-Hensch

Head of Epidemiology and Public Health Departement, Swiss TPH, Basel

University Hospitals

Prof. Christoph Meier

Medical Director, Basel

Prof. Arnaud Perrier

Medical Director, Geneva

Prof. Gabriela Senti

Director Research and Education, Zürich

Prof. Matthias Gugger

Director Research and Education, Bern

Prof. Jean-Daniel Tissot

Biology and Medicine Faculty Dean, Lausanne

Executive Office

Implementation of SBP’s objectives is under the responsibility of the executive office led by Christine Currat, PhD.

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CONTACT

swiss
biobanking
platform

Avenue d’Echallens 9
1004 Lausanne
T +41 21 314 46 91
info@swissbiobanking.ch

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