Stakeholder engagement

Biobanks need the commitment and involvement of diverse stakeholder groups.

Stakeholder engagement is a critical factor for the success of a biobank. Biobanks must mediate between the interests of scientists, doctors, sponsors, sample donors and the public and consider all viewpoints when making strategic decisions.


Biobanks are confronted with the challenge of having to integrate the viewpoints and interests of many different stakeholders if they are to remain successful in the long run. From sample donors who possibly should provide a “Broad Consent” to the use of their sample for research purposes, to doctors collecting samples in clinical routine procedures, as well as politicians, financial sponsors, hospital management or the general public. Suitable engagement strategies are needed for each target group – therein GBN gives assistance to the biobanks.

The aim of stakeholder engagement is to:

  • develop strategies and concepts aimed at involving doctors and scientists, the biobank community, patients and test persons as well as the industry,
  • support biobanks in the engagement with stakeholders,
  • increase the awareness about biobanking among the general public.

African Cancer Institute: Biobank Webinar Series

African Cancer Institute: Biobank Webinar Series 2021 – 2022
Biospecimens for Research: Fit for Purpose
02. Dezember 2021 - 31. März 2022
Online-Event

This series of Biobank Webinars focuses on the collection and handling of biospecimens for research biobanking, including the informed consent process.

These webinars will share invaluable information about the types of biospecimens suitable for biobanking and advanced downstream molecular applications, the challenges of and reasons for cryopreservation, and pre-analytical factors and their influence on the quality of biospecimens. You will also learn about best practices for informed consent for biobanking and the regulatory role of research ethics committees in biobanking.

24. February 2022 - "Preanalytical variables in biobanking"

Review the pre-analytics (SPREC) and Biospecimen reporting for improved study quality (BRISQ) with emphasis on low and middle-income countries.
Fay Betsou PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL), Luxembourg Institute of Health, Dudelange, Luxembourg.

31. March 2022 - "Introduction to biobanking ethics and regulatory issues – Best practices for informed consent for biobanking and the role of research ethics committees in regulating biobanks"

Provide practical information regarding the importance of informed consent, the different types of informed consent, and the role of research ethics committees in the South African and African context.

More information

African Cancer Institute: Biobank Webinar Series

African Cancer Institute: Biobank Webinar Series 2021 – 2022
Biospecimens for Research: Fit for Purpose
02. Dezember 2021 - 31. März 2022
Online-Event

This series of Biobank Webinars focuses on the collection and handling of biospecimens for research biobanking, including the informed consent process.

These webinars will share invaluable information about the types of biospecimens suitable for biobanking and advanced downstream molecular applications, the challenges of and reasons for cryopreservation, and pre-analytical factors and their influence on the quality of biospecimens. You will also learn about best practices for informed consent for biobanking and the regulatory role of research ethics committees in biobanking.

24. February 2022 - "Preanalytical variables in biobanking"

Review the pre-analytics (SPREC) and Biospecimen reporting for improved study quality (BRISQ) with emphasis on low and middle-income countries.
Fay Betsou PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg (IBBL), Luxembourg Institute of Health, Dudelange, Luxembourg.

31. March 2022 - "Introduction to biobanking ethics and regulatory issues – Best practices for informed consent for biobanking and the role of research ethics committees in regulating biobanks"

Provide practical information regarding the importance of informed consent, the different types of informed consent, and the role of research ethics committees in the South African and African context.

More information

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