Graz Biomedical Research Workshop
Dates: May 11-15, 2020
Location: Medical University of Graz, Austria
Note: Module 1 (May 11 – May 13) and Module 2 (May 13 – May 15) can be booked separately.
Registration is now open! As of March 11 we plan to move forward with this in-person training. Please stay tuned for updates and we recommend booking flexible travel or waiting to book travel as the situation progresses.
This workshop is aimed at biomedical researchers, medical professionals and biobank managers who want to organise biomedical research projects on human biological samples. We welcome the participation of representatives from patient organisations in this workshop.
In two modules we will use several use-cases to address the key issues in biomedical research involving human subjects, human biological samples and associated medical data: ethics, legal issues, privacy and data protection, data standardisation and the implementation of sample workflows in a clinical context that are compatible with the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation.
In the first module we will show participants how to obtain ethical, legal and regulatory counsel for their projects since regulations vary widely between European countries. In addition, we will provide practical guidelines on how to manage genetic data from human samples. The goal is to arrive at a logically organised checklist that prevents overlooking important issues that may be particularly challenging, e.g. in transnational collaboration. The second module will deal with procurement of samples and data in a workflow in a clinical context aligned with current CEN/ISO standards for pre-analytical procedures.
Download the Save-the-Date info as a PDF here.
View the preliminary program here.
Register for the workshop here.