Biobank Toolkit

The Biobank TOOLKIT provides a one-stop location for access to biobanking tools.

Tools are searchable by:

This website presents the ACCE Model Process for Evaluating Genetic Tests, which includes 1) Analytic validity of the test; 2) Clinical validity of the test; 3) Clinical utility of the test to improve patient outcomes; 4) Ethical, legal, and social issues that may arise in the context of using the test. These issues are being addressed in a 44-question assessment. A model project established and supported by CDC's Office of Public Health Genomics (OPHG) (2000-2004).
This is a web-based software designed for the operations of a tissue bank. It consists of 2 key modules for Clinical Annotation and Laboratory Inventory Management System. Other user tools included are the ad-hoc query, batch manager, order management, and form manager. ATiM was designed and developed by CTRNet in conjunction with Canadian tissue banks.
This website provides access to public databases and bioinformatic tools. NCBI conducts research in computational biology, develops software tools for analyzing genome data, and disseminates biomedical information. Co-supported by National Institute of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services and USA.gov.
This website gives access to information about, and documents referring to, the classification of drugs. There is an important focus on adopting a standardized approach based on the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC) classification and on the Defined Daily Dose (DDD), a technical unit of measurement for drug utilisation studies. A World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Drug Statistics Methodology website. The website is situated at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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).
ASA24 is a software tool that enables automated and self-administered 24-hour dietary recalls. ASA24 consists of a Respondent Web site used by study participants to complete recalls and a Researcher Web site used by researchers to manage study logistics. This software has been developed by NCI in collaboration with USDA investigators and under contract with Archimage in Houston, TX, and Westat in Rockville, MD (2005).
This 2008 document provides a comprehensive foundation for the guidance of repository activities on the management of human specimen collections. The recommended practices reflect the most effective approaches to the establishment and running of specimen collection facilities and are not intended as required practices. They will be reviewed periodically and will be revised to reflect advances in research and technology. Prepared by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.
  The 3rd edition of ISBER's Best Practice guidance was published in April 2012 and provides a comprehensive foundation for the guidance of repository activities on the management of human specimen collections. The recommended practices reflect the most effective approaches to the establishment and running of specimen collection facilities and are not intended as required practices. The ISBER Best Practice guidelines are periodically reviewed and revised to reflect advances in research and technology. Prepared by the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER).
Bioconductor is an open source and open development software project for the analysis and comprehension of genomic data. It is primarily based on the R programming language. Bioconductor and this website are maintained by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
This website was initiated to address the impact of specific specimen handling variables on molecular testing of human tissues. The BRN database can be surveyed by biospecimen type or by experimental factor. The website is supported by the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research of the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
This website presents a list of publications in which studies assayed at least 100,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the initial stage. Publications can be searched by journal, first author, disease/trait or multiple diseases, chromosomal refion, gene, SNP, or p-value. This website is maintained by the Office of Population Genomics of The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).
CLC Free Workbench is an open source software environment enabling users to undertake a large number of bioinformatic analyses, combined with smooth data management, graphical viewing and output options with a focus on applications in '-omics'. It provides access to integrated research tools (creating and editing alignments, interactive restriction site analysis, phylogenetics, advanced DNA to protein translation etc.). The software and website are maintained by CLC-bio.

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