Find everything you need to know about quality management in biobanking and biomedical research in one place: The BBMRI.QM Knowledge Hub consists of a pool of experts that can help you with any of the following:
Whether you are looking for training opportunities or practical support with your quality management – quality experts can provide you with a solution tailored to your needs.
Within the BBMRI.QM network, we offer in-house and online training, university courses, summer schools, short courses, workshops, and consulting services covering different quality management systems:
BBMRI.QM Training & Education Programmes:
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If you run a non-certified biobank and/or you want to know if the samples stored fulfill certain quality requirements, get the support of BBMRI.QM. We offer peer-review-style audits on request. Take the next QM improvement step together with us!
Step 1: Assess your processes with the BBMRI-ERIC Self-Assessment Survey (BBMRI-ERIC SAS).
Step 2: Request a BBMRI-ERIC audit
Step 3: A positive audit will lead to a Quality Label in the Directory
Task Force on Quality Assurance Markers to define and provide biomarkers (intrinsic/ extrinsic) that allow standardized assessment of sample quality through engagement in biospecimen research.
Applying such biomarkers will allow pooling of samples of comparably high-quality EU-wide and beyond while fostering large-scale cohort studies e.g., on cancer, rare diseases, paediatrics, and COVID-19/infectious diseases. We will focus on liquid biopsy samples due to their increasing clinical significance.
The TF is based on in-kind contributions by staff of BBMRI-ERIC National Nodes, affiliated biobanks & partners and/or BBMRIERIC Expert Centres – so it is open for the wider BBMRI community to join!