Testimonials and Endorsements
There are over 300 biobanks and biobanking collection sites enrolled in our certification programs. Of these 222 are biobanks that have registered or certified with the CTRNet Biobank Certification Program including a majority that are in Canada (164) or the United States (14). In addition there are 43 biobanks registered or certified with the Australian NSW Biobank Certification program and three are 45 biobanking collection sites that are certified with the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network Biobanking certification program, both of which are adaptations of the CTRNet certification program.
“The Resource Center is a much needed platform and has significantly helped me in the start-up phase of my Biobank. In fact, the team's expertise has been extremely valuable and instrumental in drafting protocols and consent forms, assisting in the standardization of collecting, processing and storing biospecimens, as well as hiring and training personnel for my own biobank”
“The Resource Center has significantly helped the Heart Centre by providing support and assistance with the initiation of Permission to Contact (PTC) projects in several Heart Centre clinics. Four clinics have participated in PTC projects and have successfully recruited patients to participate in future research studies. The PTC process allows researchers and clinicians to connect with the donor and is a valuable tool for recruiting patients for future research projects”
“I have been very pleased to see progress with the initiation of Permission to Contact (PTC) projects in several clinics at the BC Children's and Women's Hospitals. Three clinics have started PTC projects and have successfully obtained permission to contact patients for participation in future research studies. The Resource Centre has provided valuable support through application and protocol reviews, obtaining support from hospital departments and clinic staff, database development and maintenance, and training staff on the PTC process.”
“The Resource Centre has significantly helped by providing support and assistance with the initiation of a Permission to Contact (PTC) and blood biobanking project at our site.”
“The team has assisted me by drafting protocols, informed consents, REB (ethics) applications and SOPs designed to facilitate standardization in the collection, process and storage of biospecimens. They have provided advice related to Permission to Contact Projects, space planning, helped customize the biospecimens and clinical database and provided advice on hiring and training staff required to start a Biobank”