The Biobank Resource Centre (BRC) develops and delivers educational, operational, and research tools for researchers and biobankers who collect, store, or study human biospecimens. Our goal is to enhance the quality and reproducibility of biospecimen research by promoting biobank certification, education, and adoption of best practice standards globally.
Who we can help
Our programs have been developed with an international audience in mind and are open to everyone who is interested in joining.
How we can help
We can help your group with all aspects of establishing and operating a biobank, including staff education and training, and documentation development. Our modular Education program is endorsed by the International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and is delivered online. Together with our Certification program, it provides an easy way for your biobank to stay up to date with the latest best practice guidelines.
We support new and existing biobanks worldwide by providing a wide range of products and services, as well as custom consultation. Members can access our full suite of customizable documentation templates, including a Biobank Business Plan, Standard Operating Procedures, and Policies.
The BRC is a not-for-profit academic organization founded by the University Of British Columbia Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, the Canadian Tissue Repository Network and the BC Cancer Agency (an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority). Our co-ordinating centre is located in Vancouver, Canada.