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February 21, 2018

Biobank Regulation and MTA templates are open for consultation!

These two documents are essential for all biobanks. In its mission to help biobanks compiling with applicable standards, SBP will soon provide templates to support each biobank building up a strong gouvernance.
As the main users, you get the opportunity to review these two main Governance documents. Please take the chance to comment before publication!

The Biobank Regulation defines a biobank’s purpose, activities, and organization.
Beyond compliance with legal requirements and ethical/professional standards, the Regulation promotes transparency, thereby enhancing public trust in research.

The Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) defines the transfer and use of human biological material, and associated data for research purposes.
The Agreement should be made available by a provider to a non-profit third party wishing to use this research material and data for its own research.

These two documents have been developed by SBP with the expertise of its Governance Advisory Board members (pdf). These documents should reflect your daily practice, and effectively support the development of a proper governance.

If you are interested to consult or to comment these drafts, please follow the instructions below.
We are looking forward to receiving your comments.

The aim of the public consultation is to get feedback from a broader target group and with this to ensure the relevance and acceptance of the dataset in the microbiology community. Reviewer’s comments or suggestions can be addressed following the below instructions.

We offer you the possibility to review these datasets, so please take the opportunity to comment and give your feedbacks before the official publication!


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