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.


GBN offers events on QM topics both for biobanks of the German Biobank Alliance (GBA) and for external participants. These include webinars, workshops, and auditor mentoring.

Webinars and workshops

Experts share their knowledge on specific topics in webinars and workshops. The GBN QM team organises and moderates these events. GBN announces topics and registration information in its event calendar.

Here are two examples of past webinars: 

Auditor mentoring and training

Since 2018, GBN has trained a total of 41 experts from the GBA community (plus four from various DZGs and NAKO) as auditors in cooperation with TÜV Süd. The training consists of a three-day standards-specific part and a subject-specific part with biobanking experts. The training concludes with an online test and a "witness audit" to test technical and standards-specific knowledge. 

Further information and links:



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