Biobank Toolkit

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

Tools are searchable by:

This website presents protocols and software for identifying, genotyping, and modeling the associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in candidate genes and pathways that underlie inflammatory responses in humans. Funded as part of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's (NHLBI) Programs for Genomic Applications (PGA).
This website details a standardized system for classifying occupations in the United Kingdom. An Office of National Statistics-maintained website (2010).
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. The Consent Decision Tree complement the STRATUM Sample Donation Information Sheet and Consent Form Template and provides different options with regards to the preparation of consent forms. (2013)
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. The aim of this document is to guide development of an Access Policy to support a framework that enables the fair and timely access to human biological samples by scientists for approved research uses. (2013)
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. The report examines public willingness and opportunity to donate human biological samples (HBS) is essential to ensure the continued provision of HBS for biomedical research. This study was conducted to ascertain the views and preferences of the general public when considering donating HBS for biomedical research, and to explore the experiences of professionals working within the NHS and biobanking community regarding collecting HBS for research. (2013)
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. This document is intended to act as a template to inform and guide professionals developing information and consent materials when HBS are to be collected for use in research (including in clinical trials and in testing diagnostics). Use of this template is intended to support a unified approach to the development of information and consent materials. (2013)
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. This Technical Standards Document covers the collection and processing of human biological samples (HBS) for research, however a biobank should, whenever possible, confirm the end user's requirement of the HBS prior to collection as this may influence the type(s) of HBS supplied and the way in which they are handled by the biobank. (2013)
STRATUM is a project established by an industry-academia consortium. Its aim is to define the building blocks for a UK network of biobanks, including a business model to enable equitable access to human biological samples and to optimize their use in biomedical research. This Donation Information Sheet and Consent Form provides a short and concise consent form for use in biobanking projects. (2013)
Using the same outline as the STROBE statement, STREGA introduces concepts that are of particular interest in genetic association studies such as genotyping error, population stratification, modelling haplotype variation, Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, and replication. Additional items also include information on the selection of participants, the rationale for choice of genes and variants, treatment effects in studying quantitative traits, statistical methods used, relatedness of study participants, reporting of descriptive and outcome data, and the volume of data.
This software computes an optimal array of tag SNPs to capture a set of SNPs of scientific interest, based on pairwise linkage disequilibrium that takes into account practical needs and constraints faced by investigators. A collaboration of the National Institute of Health, NCI and US Department of Health and Human Services.
This website lists and describes genetic association studies. Studies can be searched by phenotypes, genetic markers, or results of interest. Study designs and results can be compared using the browser tool. It is maintained by a team led by Professor Anthony Brookes.
This website provides a free, complete, secure and high-performance open source information management system for biobanks that can be used as is or be adapted. This information system will support a wide range of biobank activities and will integrate data collected or produced through those activities. Obiba will be compliant with high security standards and will include data exchange interfaces to facilitate sharing between different installations. A collaboration of Genome Quebec; Estonian Genome Project, University of Tartu; Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki; Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genomica, Mexico.

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