17 June 2019
In a joint letter to the editor of the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (CCLM), which publishes articles on novel teaching and training methods applicable to laboratory medicine, BBMRI-ERIC and partners have outlined the quality management endeavors of BBMRI.at to be used as a role model for other national-level biobank consortia.
The letter describes the steps taken toward a “harmonized quality management with reciprocal quality audits as an efficient means to harmonize quality management and as a sign of mutual trust and support within the national node BBMRI.at”. The Austrian academic biobanks have positively responded to the joint adoption of internationally valid standards, and hope that other biobank consortia will follow their lead.
Read the full letter here.
BBMRI.at was established in 2013 and includes the Medical Universities of Graz, Innsbruck and Vienna; the Veterinary University of Vienna; the Paracelsus Medical Private University Salzburg; Johannes Kepler University Linz; the Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt and the University of Vienna (http://www.bbmri.at).
The letter was written by Helmuth Haslacher, MD, PhD, MSc, BSc, BA, (Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna), with Michaela Bayer, Katharina Plattner and Karine Sargsyan (Biobank Graz, Medical University of Graz); Heidelinde Fiegl (Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical University of Innsbruck); Marlene Gerner, Thomas Perkmann and Oswald Wagner (Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna); Philipp Hofer (Department of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna); Melanie Korb, Ingrid Walter and Monika Wieser (VetCore Facility for Research, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna); Sabrina Neururer (Department of Medical Statistics, Informatics and Health Economics, Medical University of Innsbruck); Eberhard Steiner (Division of Experimental Urology, Department of Urology, Medical University of Innsbruck); Cornelia Stumptner and Kurt Zatloukal (Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz); and Andrea Wutte (BBMRI-ERIC).
Read about more BBMRI.at activities on their website here: http://bbmri.at/news