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Assays for Qualification and Quality Stratification of Clinical Biospecimens Used in Research: A Technical Report from the ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group

Fay Betsou, Alexandre Bulla, Sang Yun Cho, Judith Clements, Rodrigo Chuaqui, Domenico Coppola, Yvonne De Souza, Annemieke De Wilde, William Grizzle, Fiorella Guadagni Elaine Gunter, Stacey Heil, Verity Hodgkinson, Joseph Kessler, Michael Kiehntopf, Hee Sung Kim, Iren Koppandi, Katheryn Shea, Rajeev Singh, Marc Sobel, Stella Somiari, Demetri Spyropoulos, Mars Stone, Gunnel Tybring, Klara Valyi-Nagy, Gert Van den Eynden, and Lalita Wadhwa

Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), Online Ahead of Print: April 5, 2016

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

LacaScore: a novel plasma sample quality control tool based on ascorbic acid and lactic acid levels

Jean-Pierre Trezzi, Alexandre Bulla, Camille Bellora, Michael Rose, Pierre Lescuyer, Michael Kiehntopf, Karsten Hiller, Fay Betsou, and International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Working Group on Biospecimen Science. Metabolomics Prev. 2016 Apr;12(96):1-11. Epub 2016 Apr 5

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Preservation of Biospecimens at Ambient Temperature: Special Focus on Nucleic Acids and Opportunities for the Biobanking Community

Muller Rolf, Betsou Fay, Barnes Michael G., Harding Keith, Bonnet Jacques, Kofanova Olga, Crowe John H., and A Review from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Biospecimen Science Working Group. Biopreservation and Biobanking.

Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), Volume 14, Issue 2, 2016

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

A Biospecimen Proficiency Testing Program for Biobank Accreditation: 4 Years of Experience

Amelie Gaignaux

Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), Online Ahead of Print

ISBER Proficiency Testing Advisory Group Publication

Making More Efficient Use of Biospecimens. ISBER Contributions and Initiatives

3Nationales Biobanken-symposium 2014. Biobanken-Forschung in Deutschland: vom konzept zur realisierung" ISBN 978-3-89838-700-2. Pp.93-99

Members of the ISBER Education and Training Committee a,1, Members of the ISBER Science Policy a,1, Members of the ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Groupa,1, Review prepared and presented by Fay Betsou a,b,1,2

a International Society for Biological and Environmental Biorepositories, b Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg

ISBER Education and Training Committee, ISBER Science Policy Committe, ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group 

Viable Mononuclear Cell Stability Study for Implementation in a Proficiency Testing Program: Impact of Shipment Conditions

Olga A. Kofanova,1 Kristine Davis,2 Barbara Glazer,3 Yvonne De Souza,4 Joseph Kessler,2 and Fotini Betsou1 for the ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group

Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO), Volume 12, Number 3, 2014

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Identification of Evidence-Based Biospecimen Quality-Control Tools: A Report of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Biospecimen Science Working Group

Fotini Betsou, Elaine Gunter, Judith Clements, Yvonne DeSouza, Katrina A.B. Goddard, Fiorella Guadagni, Wusheng Yan, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Trina Yeadon, and Rodrigo Chuaqui Betsou et al. JMol Diagn 2013, 15:3-16

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Standard Preanalytical Coding for Biospecimens: Review and Implementation of the Sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC)

Sabine Lehmann, Fiorella Guadagni, Helen Moore, Garry Ashton, Michael Barnes, Erica Benson, Judith Clements, Iren Koppandi, Domenico Coppola, Sara Yasemin Demiroglu, Yvonne DeSouza, Annemieke De Wilde, Jacko Duker, James Eliason, Barbara Glazer, Keith Harding, Jae Pil Jeon, Joseph Kessler, Theresa Kokkat, Umberto Nanni, Kathi Shea, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Gunnel Tybring, Elaine Gunter, Fotini Betsou [International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Working Group on Biospecimen Science]. Biopreservation and Biobanking. August 2012: 366-374.

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Short-Term Stability Study of RNA at Room Temperature

Conny Mathay, Wusheng Yan, Rodrigo Chuaqui, Amy P.N. Skubitz, Jae-Pil Jeon, Ndate Fall, Fay Betsou, and Michael Barnes, (ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group). Biopreservation and Biobanking. December 2012, 10(6): 532-542.

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Human Biospecimen Research: Experimental Protocol and Quality Control Tools

Fotini Betsou, Rebecca Barnes, Thomas Burke, Domenico Coppola, Yvonne DeSouza, James Eliason, Barbara Glazer, David Horsfall, Cynthia Kleeberger, Sylvain Lehmann, Anil Prasad, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Elaine Gunter, and [International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Working Group on Biospecimen Science]. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev.2009; 18: 1017-1025

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Standard Preanalytical Coding for Biospecimens: Defining the Sample PREanalytical Code (SPREC)

Fotini Betsou, Sylvain Lehmann, Garry Ashton, Michael Barnes, Erica E. Benson, Domenico Coppola, Yvonne DeSouza, James Eliason, Barbara Glazer, Fiorella Guadagni, Keith Harding, David J. Horsfall, Cynthia Kleeberger, Umberto Nanni, Anil Prasad, Kathi Shea, Amy Skubitz, Stella Somiari, Elaine Gunter, and International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) Working Group on Biospecimen Science. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2010 Apr;19(4):1004-11. Epub 2010 Mar 23

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Checklists

Information System Evaluation Checklist

ISBER Informatics Working Group Publication

Case Studies

"Working Group Case Study 1 - DNA extraction from automatic-pipetted buffy coat

ISBER Integrated Biobanking Workflows Working Group Publication

"Working Group Case Study 2 - Cryotube decapper crushing cryotubes causes quality issues for samples and data

ISBER Integrated Biobanking Workflows Working Group Publication

Working Group Case Study 3 - Primary Tube Barcode Scanning Faulure On Automated Blood Liquid Handler

ISBER Integrated Biobanking Workflows Working Group Publication

Working Group Case Study 4 - Barcode Scanning Failure On Automated Nucleic Acid Extractor

ISBER Integrated Biobanking Workflows Working Group Publication

Protocols

Logistics and Sample Transport: Overview, Recommendations, Validation Protocol (2009)

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

Literature Compilations

ISBER Biospecimen Science Literature Compilation

ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group Publication

 

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