Quality management

The quality of biospecimens is crucial for the success of biomedical research.

The comprehensive quality programme of the German Biobank Node (GBN) supports biobanks on their way to an accreditation according to the biobanking standard DIN EN ISO 20387.


The quality of human 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. 



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