Other Education Resources

Below is a list of biobank and clinical research education courses offered by other organizations.

Groups delivering biobank education

Name Description Delivery Model
Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg, U of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Principles of Biobanking Certificate This 3 week certificate program aims to:
  1. provide the theoretical, operational and practical knowledge required to facilitate the activities of existing biobanks and assist the creation of new ones;
  2. encourage bilateral exchange of knowledge and skills across different thematic biobanking groups involved in biospecimen conservation, storage, science and research.
on-site course work
Catholic University of Lyon, France Masters in Management and Biobanking A 2-year Master's progam that focuses on QC/QA, the management of bioresources, how to get funding for a biobank, how to set up MTA, how to follow a translational or clinical research program. on-site course work
College of American Pathologists (CAP), USA CAP Accreditation for Biorepositories - Featuring a peer-inspection review model, the program encourages the exchange of knowledge and best practices with biorepository experts. After attaining accreditation, your organization will be recognized for delivering the highest quality biospecimens needed to ensure better patient outcomes. For more information contact biorepository-accreditation@cap.org.
CAP Webinar: Biospecimens and Biorepositories for the Community Pathologist , webinar presented by Rajesh Dash, MD, FCAP; James Robb, MD, PhD, FCAP; David Booker, MD, FCAP; and Paul Bachner, MD, FCAP. Access anytime, online, archived: cap.org/webinars.
on-site, web-based
Confederation of Cancer Biobanks, UK Workshops: Workshops offered recent titles include 'Harmonisation and Standardization', and 'Benchmarking, Certification and Accreditation' on-site
Genetic Alliance, USA Various webinars and courses on a variety of biobank topics. on-site, web-based
Biopreservation Core Resource (BioCoR), USA Various educational webinars and courses designed for for individuals and institutions on the scientific basis for preservation, teaching best practices and supplying protocol-specific as a service to the community. on-site, web-based
Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G), Canada Various workshops and webinars related to research and biobanking on-site, web-based

Other Related Education

Name Description Delivery Model
NOWGEN, UK Courses for health professionals, university and pharmaceutical industry researchers in biomedical technologies and science. on-site, web-based
Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), USA Course and an internationally recognized certification program which promote quality clinical research and clinical science. on-site
Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, Canada Online tutorial TCPS 2: CORE (Course on Research Ethics) is an introduction to the 2nd edition of the Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2). It consists of eight modules focusing on the guidance in TCPS 2 that is applicable to all research regardless of discipline or methodology. web-based
The Network of Networks (N2), Canada Clinical research courses, many of which are pertinent to several biobank operational practices including Transportation of Dangerous Goods/ International Air Transport Association, Good Clinical Practice Course, Human Subjects Research (HSR) Biomedical Focus, Responsible Conduct of Research on-site, web-based