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The Standards Advisory Committee serves as an advisory group that provides biobanking expertise on behalf of ISBER to establish consistent biobanking standards.

Committee Achievements:

Conducted a survey amongst biobankers which showed that the large majority of respondants would be willing to follow ISBER standards and a standards-based accreditation program for specimen collection, processing, storing and distribution and will help shape future ISBER policy regarding an accreditation program

Committee Goals:

Develop the fourth edition of the Best Practices to be disseminated globally, with a goal for release in December 2017
Develop and market a biobanking exam with Best Practices


Committee Membership

Committee Chair
Committee Vice-Chair
Daniel Simeon-Dubach, MD MHA Cheryl Michels
Medservice Freezerworks
Walchwil, Switzerland Mountlake Terrace, United States


Committee Members

Dana Valley
Van Andel Research Institute
Grand Rapids, United States

Annemieke De Wilde
Universitair Ziekenhuis Antwerpen
Antwerp, Belgium

Bonginkosi Duma
National Health Laboratory Services
Johannesburg, South Africa

Helena Ellis
Biobanking Without Borders, LLC
Durham, United States

Shannon McCall, MT (ASCP)
Duke University School of Medicine and Duke Cancer Institute CAP-Accred BRPC
Durham, United States

Michael Roehrl
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, United States

Amanda Rush
Children's Hospital at Westmead
Westmead, Australia

Rajeev Singh
Houston Methodist Research Institute
Houston, United States

Carmen Swanepoel
NHLS/Stellenbosch University Biobank (NSB) - Capetown Biorepository
Cape Town, South Africa

Yehudit Cohen
MIDGAM-Israel National Biorepository for Research
Rehovot, Israel
 Committee Advisors

Clare Allocca
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, United States

Fay Betsou
Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Jane Carpenter
NSW Health Pathology
Chatswood, Australia

Koh Furuta
Kanagawa Cancer Center Institute
Tokyo, Japan


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