The Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change
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The availability of high-quality samples for DNA-based research requires the development of standardized methods for collection, handling, storage, retrieval, and distribution of samples.
ISBER, the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories – aided by GGBN in the biodiversity sector – has been working on a set of best practices that provide guidance for the development and management of biobanks.
Biobanks as providers of molecular samples should strive to incorporate new technologies and state-of the-science approaches and thus ensure the availability of fit-for-purpose research samples.