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BBMRI.QM Web Conference

Web conference #2 took place on 7 April 2020:

Biobanking in times of COVID-19,

Pre-analytical procedures


Aim and Agenda

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Lukasz Kozera – Pre-analytical phase for COVID-19 samples

Antonio di Caro – BBMRI Webinar Biosafety

Helmuth Haslacher – BBMRI COVID-19

Andrea Wutte – BBMRI-ERIC Webcon COVID-19 #2


Web conference #1 took place on 1 April 2020:

Biobanking in Times of COVID-19,

Risks and Opportunities for Biobanks


Aim and Agenda

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Petr Holub – BBMRI-ERIC Directory and Negotiator for COVID

Maurice Bardsley – EVAg BBMRI COVID19

Andrea Ganna – COVID-19 Rapid Global Reset Response Genetics Initiative

Q&A to webinars

Questions and Answers – WebCon #1, #2

Documents and relevant links



20387:2018 Biotechnology — Biobanking — General requirements for biobanking

15190:2020 Medical laboratories — Requirements for safety

15189:2012 Medical laboratories — Requirements for quality and competence


Laboratory biosafety guidance related to coronavirus disease (‎COVID-19)‎: interim guidance, 19 March 2020

Laboratory testing for coronavirus disease (‎‎COVID-19)‎‎ in suspected human cases: interim guidance, 19 March 2020

Laboratory testing of human suspected cases of novel coronavirus (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎nCoV)‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎ infection: interim guidance, 10 January 2020

Guidance for laboratories shipping specimens to WHO reference laboratories that provide confirmatory testing for COVID-19 virus: interim guidance, 2 March 2020


Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment


– UCSF Guidelines for Research Biospecimens during the COVID-19 Outbreak


If you need more information, please contact our BBMRI.QM team:


Andrea Wutte / Quality Management

Daniela Krasser / Quality Management Officer

Nadja Palko / QM Service Officer

Joanna Vella / Quality Management Officer


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