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Science Policy Committee

Science Policy Committee Purpose:

Coordinate and to be a voice for the perspectives of the ISBER membership and the Society on policy issues related to biological and environmental repositories. Activities include communicating with the membership on emerging science policy issues, providing analysis of policies and regulations that may affect the biorepository community, and sharing information on emerging global policy issues related to biorepositories. Information sharing may include collaboration with other allied individuals or groups, such as the European, Middle Eastern, and African Society for Biobanking and Biopreservation (ESBB), Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G), Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and other groups with common interests on specific policy issues or topics.

Policy statements and projects the Committee undertakes may stem from the interests of committee members or are developed in response to requests for public comment through formal or informal rulemaking or policy development processes.

Position Statements

View statements and comments prepared by the Science Policy Committee relating to current and past issues (2011- 2017), Click here


Click here to view projects undertaken by the Science Policy Committee.

Science Policy resources and Tools

Click here for links to useful resources for ethical, legal and societal guidelines and regulations for biorepository policy development, management and research.

Committee Members

Members represent diverse areas of expertise and perspectives, with a combined wealth of experience.

Committee Chair:


Committee Vice Chair: 

Marianna Bledsoe
Silver Spring, MD, United States        

Helen Morrin
University of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand 

Committee Members:

Joe Galbraith
University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Alison Parry-Jones
Wales Cancer Bank - Cardiff University 
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Lisa Gilbert
Brooks Automation, Inc.
Indianapolis, United States

Anne-Marie Tassé
Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

William Grizzle
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, United States
Amelia Warner
Global Specimen Solutions
North Carolina, United States
Tohru Masui
Keio University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan
Madeline Williams
Huron Consulting Group
Baltimore, MD, United States

Rebekah Rasooly
Bethesda, MD, United States

Wendy Wolf
Boston, United States
Pedro Rondot-Radío
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina



Brian Clark, PhD
Global Biobanking
Måløv, Denmark
Helen Moore, PhD
Bethesda, United States
Jackie Mackenzie-Dodds
Natural History Museum
London, United Kingdom
Elena Salvaterra
Air Liquide
Milan, Italy
 Nicole Sieffert
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Texas, USA


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