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About us

Swiss Biobanking Platform (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. SBP was initiated by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), and the association was created on 1stJune  2016.

SBP Annual reports

The SBP annual reports are available for download:

A reliable network of biobanks

SBP vision is to help Switzerland consolidate its position at the forefront of biomedical research by facilitating access and optimal usage of its existing and future biobanked specimens.

Given that sample quality is the cornerstone of a biobank’s reputation, the SBP’s mission is to develop a reliable customer-oriented network of biobanks in Switzerland with harmonized processes in terms of:

  • Governance
  • Pre-analytical conditions for sample processing and storage
  • Laboratory informatics management system to ensure the complete sample/associated data lifecycle traceability
  • Annotation of samples and data
  • Traceability, access, and distribution of samples and data for research purposes
  • Support to researchers
  • Biobank sustainability

SBP values

SBP is proud of its values:

  • Independence. SBP is an independent structure, not influenced by commercial, political, or institutional bodies.
  • Common good. SBP promotes optimisation of biological resources management by sharing samples and their associated data in a collaborative approach.
  • Equity. SBP respects the plurality of partners biobanks and the diversity of their scientific, medical, or technical specificities.
  • Expertise. SBP is committed to developing the strategic areas of support for its partners to maintain a level of excellence in this area.
  • Support for innovation. SBP facilitates the scientific progress achievable by encouraging appropriate management of biological resources for research purposes.

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