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SBP working groups composed of University hospitals’ experts (see Liquid and Tissue WG composition) emphasize essential need of documenting all biological factors that are expected to have an influence on sample quality.
Thus, based on International Good Biobanking Practices, CEN specifications released by the European Commission for Standardization and Standard PREanalytical code released by ISBER (SPREC), the groups propose 2 preanalytical data sets (Liquid & Tissue), recommended to be used by all biobanks.
The datasets cover the different biobanking processes from sampling to retrieval and propose a common language to describe preanalytical attributes of samples. It also includes some health related data required for initial searches of suitable samples. Finally, it covers fields related to quality of biobanking processes.