Biobank Lifespan

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This 2007 document aims to provide information for new biorepositories or biorepositories developing new protocols and to add to the literature surrounding best practice principles in tissue banking. Prepared by the Australasian Biospecimen Network (ABN).
This 2008 document provides a comprehensive foundation for the guidance of repository activities on the management of human specimen collections.
This document aims to help biomedical researchers undertaking studies and systematic reviews in human genome epidemiology to take sensible decisions about methods right through from study design to final analysis. A HuGENet Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Working Group handbook (2006).
  This document identifies technical; operational; and ethical, legal, and policy best practices in order to ensure a level of consistency and standardization across biospecimen resources. (2011)
This 2007 document focuses on developing recommendations towards common minimal technical standards in order to stimulate the creation, development and networking of Biological Resource Centres (BRCs) at the international level, and, through their use, enhance and improve cancer research worldwid
This 2007 (updated in 2011) document outlines the operational, technical, ethical, legal, and policy best practices for NCI-supported biospecimen resources. Co-written by NCI, National Institute of Health, and US Department of Health and Human Services-co-written document (2007).
The aim of this paper is to provide information relevant for the establishment, management and governance of biobanks in Australia.
This generic document is designed as a template for use by those involved in prospective, longitudinal population genomics studies and is based on approaches found amongst P³G members.
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This document presents selected Key Health Organizations/Projects involved in Biobanking.
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This comparison chart summarises the content of a number of websites offering information and tools that are useful for the management and analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic data. A P3G-prepared document (2009).
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This document compares selected reference health-related quality of life instruments. For each instrument, the table addresses the main fields of comparison, i.e.
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This document compares selected reference Mental Disorders instruments. For each instruments, the table addresses the main fields of comparison, i.e.
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This document compares the different approaches for dietary assessments. For each approach, the table addresses the main fields of comparison, i.e.
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This document compares selected reference physical activity instruments developed to enable comparisons across culturally diverse populations. For each instrument, the table addresses the main fields of comparison, i.e.
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This document introduces the main tests which can be used in the assessment of physical fitness and compares their representation among a reference studies/organisms panel. For each test, the objective and a brief description are given. A P3G-prepared document (2009).
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This document compares selected reference social support instruments. For each instrument, the table addresses the main fields of comparison, i.e.
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This document compares selected reference guidelines written by well-known organizations. These guidelines cover all biobanking steps, i.e. biological sample collection, labelling, processing, and storage applied to a wide range of sample types. A P3G-prepared document (2008).
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Part II of this document deals with issues related to defining every step of the survey organization, from the target population to the recruitment per se. Part III contains protocols and operational guidelines for individual measurements and biological samples collection.

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