The quality of biospecimens and their associated data is of utmost importance in order to achieve reliable and reproducible results in biomedical research. To ensure this, all sub-processes within biobanks, such as acquisition, processing, storage and distribution of biospecimens, must be traceable and documented. A biobank needs a quality management system for this purpose.
In cooperation with the BioMaterialBank Heidelberg (BMBH) and the Integrated Biobank Jena (IBBJ), GBN supports biobanks with a comprehensive quality programme. This programme consists of four areas: quality assurance, audits, training and service.