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ISBER has compiled a list of available courses to serve as a resource for members who wish to further their biobank education.

If you have any feedback on the current list of courses offered, or have your own suggestions to add, please click here. We appreciate your input and will take your suggestions into consideration when updating this list annually!

Please note that the listing of a course does not imply ISBER-endorsement. If you are interested in applying to have a course endorsed by ISBER, please check the ISBER website at a later date.


Source (Institution/Country)

Record of Completion

Delivery Model


Arizona State University


 Graduate Certificate Online Self-paced

Catholic University of Valencia*


*available in Spanish/disponible en español

 Masters Degree On-site coursework 1 year

Catholic University of Lyon*


*available in French/disponible en français

 Masters Degree On-site coursework; placement  2 years

Kings College London

United Kingdom

 Masters Degree On-site coursework; placement 1 year

Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg, University of Luxembourg


 Certificate On-site coursework 3 weeks

University of Minnesota


 Certificate On-site coursework 2 days

Canadian Tumour Repository Network /UBC Office of Biobank Education and Research*


*only introductory-level online course available; available in English and French/disponible en anglais et français

 Certificate of Completion 100% web-based 20-30 hours (approximation)

BBMRI Europe


Varies On-site coursework Varies

Biobank Graz Austria - MSc in Biobanking


 Masters degree  Distance learning course in English 2 years

Confederation of Cancer Biobanks

United Kingdom

 Varies On-site coursework Varies

Genetic Alliance


 Webinar On-site coursework; web-based Varies

Biopreservation Core Resource (BioCoR)


 Unknown On-site coursework; web-based  Varies

Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G)


 Unknown On-site coursework; web-based Varies

Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA)


 Clinical research related education  On-site coursework Varies

Tri-Council Policy Statement (TCPS): Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans


Canadian research related guidance documents (incl. biobanking section)

 Web-based --

The Network of Networks (N2)


 Canadian clinical research related education  On-site coursework; web-based  --

PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research)


 IRB/ethics centered, clinical research focus On-site coursework; web-based  Varies




































































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