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To support its clients and stakeholders, SBP will offer tools and services with a focus on practical added value for biobanking activities and research. SBP services are based on three pillars:


An interactive tool to help biobanks get compliant with the minimal requirements in terms of governance, process and quality management, which integrates the different documentations presented below. Through Biobank SQAN labels are delivered as a recognition for compliance with the following minimal requirements:

Ethical and legal issues for the VITA label (governance)
Operational issues for the NORMA label (process)
Quality issues for the OPTIMA label (QMS).

SBP NExT (directory)

Visibility of biobanks at the Swiss and European levels through a directory and a request portal for researchers to access high-quality samples.


Harmonized documentations (e.g best practices, SOPs, templates) setting up the foundation for a Swiss biobanking guidance and promoting harmonized practice in accordance with the European and international requirements.


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