Quality matters : Improving the quality of biological resources
High quality biological resources are critical pre-requisite for research and clinical diagnosis.
Evidence-based practices in biological resources research have been promoted by research institutions and programs such as the US NCI Biospecimen Research Network (BRN), and SPIDIA, a consortium funded by the European Union. These projects and programs identified major questions of methodology and pre-analytical variables that could influence the quality of samples. They also resulted in significant findings that should promote best practices for biological resources use in clinical and basic research programs.
[+] Program and registration, on the Website of biobanques.eu