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Certificate - Principles of Biobanking

Persons who have completed the Certificate - Principles of Biobanking will:

  • Understand in depth and produce an oral synthesis of the common principles of practical biobanking.
  • Put different types of biobanks in perspective and draw conclusions about the theoretical underpinnings that were operational.
  • Apply the scientific basis of biobanking/biospecimen research in Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) development and implementation and in research exploitation of samples.
  • Question the logistical, practical and technical steps of biobanking, and evaluate their coherence and adequation.
  • Compare different reports on biobank risk management and mitigation.
  • Develop Best Practices/SOPs).
  • Validate biobank protocols, training and technology transfers.
  • Analyse adequation to biobank Quality Management Systems (QMS) and the principles of certification, quality assurance and 3rd party ISO accreditation. 
  • Master the regulatory, legal and ethical aspects of biobanking.
  • Produce biobank cost analysis and recovery reports.