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JOINING AN ISBER COMMITTEE

ISBER is an international non-profit organization that relies on its volunteers to build and strengthen its services to the wide range of repositories it serves. ISBER seeks volunteers with strong organizational and leadership abilities to help achieve its mission together. ISBER Members are welcome to request to join any of the Committees below. Please note that acceptance is contingent on space availability and your request will be submitted to the Committee for review.  
 
We look forward to your participation!

Please note that to join a Committee, you must first become an ISBER Member.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

Purpose: 
The Communications Advisory Committee provides leadership to the society's internal and external communication activities and provides recommendations to the ISBER Board of Directors regarding the society's communications initiatives.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING COMMITTEE

Purpose: 
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 and effective biorepository activities. 

  MARKETING COMMITTEE

Purpose: 
The Marketing Advisory Committee creates opportunities for global marketing and partnership strategies highlighting ISBER's tools, products and services; highlighting ISBER as the leading global go-to resource for biobanking fields and biospecimen-related groups; and to seek ways to increase the impact of the ISBER brand.

  MEMBER RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Purpose: 
The Member Relations Advisory Committee creates opportunities for a diverse global membership to participate in sharing ideas and innovations in biobanking while providing guidance in recruitment, retention, and engagement activities highlighting the benefits of ISBER membership. 

  ORGANIZING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Purpose:
Serve as the group that coordinates the logistics for the Society’s meetings and will be connected to any active Scientific Program Advisory Committee. 


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.  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. 

  SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Purpose:
Ensure the educational and scientific programs for the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits advance the Society’s Exempt Purpose. Annually, the Scientific Program Advisory Committee will develop and transmit to the Board of Directors recommendations regarding the educational and scientific programs for the ISBER Annual Meeting and Exhibits by the date(s) set by the Board of Directors.

  STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Purpose:
Serve as an advisory group that provides biobanking expertise on behalf of ISBER to establish consistent biobanking standards. The committee’s primary focus will be on the development and maintenance of ISBER Best Practices, contributions to biobanking standards, certification criteria and general policies.

 

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