ISBER is the only global forum that addresses harmonization of scientific, technical, legal, and ethical issues relevant to repositories of biological and environmental specimens.
ISBER fosters collaboration; creates education and training opportunities; provides a forum for the dissemination of state-of-the-art policies, processes, and research findings; and provides an international showcase for innovative technologies, products, and services. Together, these activities promote best practices that cut across the broad range of repositories that ISBER serves.
ISBER is a global biobanking organization which creates opportunities for networking, education, and innovations and harmonizes approaches to evolving challenges in biological and environmental repositories.
The six categories of biobanking that we address are:
ISBER will be the leading global biobanking forum for promoting harmonized high quality standards, education, ethical principles, and innovation in the science and management of biorepositories.
Key Strategic Directions:
To review the 2017 ISBER Strategic Operating Plan, click here.
ISBER is an international Society, governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership. ISBER aspires to become truly global, meaning that all Regions of the world will have equal representation in the governance of the Society and will contribute to the development and implementation of the Society’s strategy. Please find here a link to the ISBER Regional Charter.
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Presented by Elaine Gunter, ISBER Past President (2000-2001), and Kathi Shea, ISBER Past President (2012-2013).
ISBER is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in Chicago, Illinois, USA