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Science Policy Committee

Science Policy Committee Purpose:

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. 

Policy statements and projects related to these issues may stem from the interests of committee members or will be developed in response to requests for public comment through formal or informal rulemaking or policy development processes. The Science Policy Committee will interact with other ISBER committees that deal with science policy issues as may be appropriate.


 Science Policy Committee projects include developing comments and statements relating to formal and informal rulemaking or policy development processes. 
  • Click here to view position statements and comments prepared by the Science Policy Committee relating to current and past issues.

Committee Chair:


Committee Vice Chair: 

Marianna Bledsoe, MA
George Washington University
Washington DC, United States        

Helen Morrin
Cancer Soc Tissue Bank, Univ of Otago
Christchurch, New Zealand 

Committee Members:

Lisa Gilbert
BioStorage Technologies, Inc
Indianapolis, United States
William Grizzle, MD PHD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, United States
Jackie Mackenzie-Dodds
Natural History Museum
London, United Kingdom
Tohru Masui
Keio University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan
Pedro Rondat Radío
University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 Heather Siefers, MS
Rockville, United States
Nicole Sieffert, MBA, CCRC
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Texas, USA
Elena Salvaterra, JD, PhD
Scientific Institute IRCCS "Medea"
Bosisio Parini, Italy
Amelia Warner, PharmD, RPh
Global Specimen Solutions
North Carolina, United States
Wendy Wolf, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, United States
Joe Galbraith, BS, MBA
University of Iowa
Iowa, United States
Anne-Marie Tassé, LL.B., LL.M., M.A., LL.D.(c)
Public Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Brian Clark, PhD
Global Biobanking
Måløv, Denmark
Helen Moore, PhD
Bethesda, United States
Paula Kim
Translating Research Across Communities (TRAC) and George Mason University
Green Cove Springs, United States
Nikolajs Zeps, PhD
St John of God Healthcare
Perth, Australia
Katia Manhaeve
Allen & Overy
Ty Hoover
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Texas, USA


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