SBP is the national coordination platform for human and non-human biobanks. It aims to respond to the increasing requests from biomedical researchers regarding quality and the interconnectedness of biobanks for research purposes.
The SBP Veterinary WG is made up of experts and operational biobank managers from Vetsuisse Bern and Zurich. The group aims to develop one of the first consent templates for animal owners allowing the reuse of animal material for research. This consent is under review by multiple stakeholders (clinicians and legal experts) and will be finalized in 2018. Further adaption of the liquid and tissue dataset to veterinary samples is under discussion.