Why do we ask to register to download the support documents?
Since early 2020, we ask our visitors to register to access the files we provide. The aim is to improve our support documentation by knowing who are our visitors and what they need. Login and registration forms are accessible through the links in the footer.
SBP receives questions from researchers/biobankers on different aspects of biobanking: ELSI, Quality or IT. SBP provides dedicated expertise to address these questions and much of the information generated from our consulting service will also be beneficial to the wider biobanking community.
We thus adapt our answers and publish them as SBP recommendations to help the research community that could be interested in these topics or could face the same issues.
WHICH IT-SOLUTION TO MANAGE BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES ?
Our recommendation addresses the question why biobanks should invest in a specific dedicated IT system and propose a comparison between Biobank Information Management System (BIMS) and broad solutions, such as Excel, to manage their biological samples.
SBP recommendation on retention of original consent forms
Our recommendation addresses the question whether the signed consent forms for participation in a study/biobank must be kept in the original (paper) version, or whether it is sufficient to keep the scanned version of the consent form.