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Request to Join an ISBER Committee

Thank you for your interest in joining an ISBER Committee.  Please review the Committee details prior to making your request.  See below for additional Committee information (click the Committee names to view dedicated Committee webpages):

Education and Training Committee

Purpose: To identify and implement mechanisms to ensure that ISBER members have access to state-of-the art information and tools to effectively operate repositories for the preservation of specimens for future research and analysis following Best Practices. The Committee makes information on training courses and other educational opportunities available to allow for the dissemination of methods and practices for performing efficient, effective biorepository activities.

Membership and Marketing Committee

Purpose: To help increase Society membership and share ISBER’s voice globally.

Publications Committee

Purpose: To oversee the Society’s publications to ensure quality and that they advance the Society’s mission and vision.

Science Policy Committee

Purpose: To 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.  Relevant activities may include, but are not limited to communicating with and soliciting input from the membership on emerging science policy issues, and providing analysis of policies and regulations that may affect the biorepository community. 

Organizing Committee

Purpose: To coordinate the logistics for the Society’s meetings, including the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits.


Purpose: To ensure the educational and scientific programs for the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits advance the Society’s Exempt Purpose. 


Purpose: To serve as an advisory group that provides biobanking expertise on behalf of ISBER to establish consistent biobanking standards. 



Complete and submit the form below to request to join an ISBER Committee.  Your request will be forwarded to the Committee for consideration, and the ISBER Head Office will contact you shortly.  Please note that only ISBER members are eligible to serve on ISBER Committees.

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