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Affiliate and Associate Partners

ISBER Affiliate Partners


ABNA is committed to providing an opportunity for individuals who have an interest in tissue banking and biorepositories to share information and experience.

Asian NETWORK of research resource centers (ANRRC)

ANRRC's aim is to form a network of research resource centers in Asia to improve their activities to accomplish their ultimate common goal: to accelerate science and technology in Asia for health and wealth of Asian people.

society for cryobiology (CRyo)

CRYO brings together those from the biological, medical and physical sciences who have a common interest in the effect of low temperatures on biological systems. 

European, Middle Eastern & African Society for Biopreservation & Biobanking (ESBB)

ESBB is a society for people involved in the collection and storage of biological materials from all species. The society is focussed on Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN)

GGBN is a global network of well-managed collections of genomic tissue samples from across the Tree of Life, benefiting society through biodiversity research, development and conservation.

ISBER Associate Partners


Canadian Tissue Repository Network (CTRNET)

CTRNet is a translational cancer research resource, funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that furthers Canadian health research by linking cancer researchers with provincial tumour banks.

Public responsibility in medicine and research (prim&R)

PRIM&R advances ethical standards in the conduct of biomedical research through education, professional certification, and membership services.

Technologie- und Methodenplattform für die vernetzte medizinische Forschung (TMF)

TMF is the umbrella organization for medical collaborative research in Germany.


Additional ISBER Partnerships

international agency for research on cancer (bcnet)

The objective of the IARC is to promote international collaboration in cancer research. The Agency is inter-disciplinary, bringing together skills in epidemiology, laboratory sciences and biostatistics to identify the causes of cancer so that preventive measures may be adopted and the burden of disease and associated suffering reduced. 

college of american pathologists (cap)

The College of American Pathologists (CAP), the leading organization of board-certified pathologists, serves patients, pathologists, and the public by fostering and advocating excellence in the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine worldwide.

cambridge healthtech institute (chi)

CHI is the preeminent life science network for leading researchers and business experts from top pharmaceutical, biotech, and academic organizations. It strives to develop quality information sources that provide valuable new insights and competing points of view while offering balanced coverage of the latest developments. 


The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (Global Alliance) is an international coalition, dedicated to improving human health by maximizing the potential of genomic medicine through effective and responsible data sharing. 

International standardization organization (ISO)/TC 276

The International Standardization Organization (ISO) provides standardization in the field of biotechnology processes. ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology works closely with related committees in order to identify standardization needs and gaps, and collaborates with other organisations to avoid duplications and overlapping standardization activities.

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS)

SLAS is a global community of more than 18,000 scientists—from academia, government and industry—collectively focused on leveraging the power of technology to achieve scientific objectives. We consider a primary part of our mission to unite great minds in science and technology for the advancement of all research.

Forum for International Biobanking Organizations (FIBO)

ISBER has joined with a number of other organizations to form a small working group called the Forum for International Biobanking Organizations (FIBO).  FIBO's mission is to improve biomedical research by enhancing interactions among organizations involved in human biobanking at a global level. 

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