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ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories



Quick facts

Project title: 
ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories
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Object of research: 
Biobanks, Best Practices, SOPs


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.


Contact person

Head of Section
Biobank Curator
+49 228 9122-357
+49 228 9122-6357
j.astrin [at]