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Educational Opportunities/Certificates and Degrees for Repositories
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ISBER has compiled a list of available courses and webinar resources to help members further their repository education and knowledge.

If you have any feedback on the current list of courses offered, or have your own suggestions to add, please click here. We appreciate your input and will take your suggestions into consideration when updating this list annually!

Please note that the listing of a course does not imply ISBER-endorsement. If you are interested in applying to have a course endorsed by ISBER, please check the ISBER website at a later date.

 Source Record of Completion Delivery Model Duration

American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB)

United States

 Certificate  -  -

Biobank Graz Austria


Masters Degree Distance Learning &
Face-to-Face each semester
2 Years, Part-Time

How to Build a Biobank at Biobank Graz Austria


 Certificate  On-site theoretical and practical teaching  3 Days

How to Operate a Biobank at Biobank Graz Austria


Certificate  On-site theoretical and practical teaching   5 Days

Biopreservation Core Resource (BioCoR) at the University of Minnesota

United States

Certificate On-Site Coursework or
2 Days

Canadian Tissue Repository Network /UBC Office of Biobank Education and Research


Record of Completion Certificate Online 20-30 Hours

Catholic University of Lyon


Masters Degree On-Site coursework and Placement (9 months) 2 Years

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program

United States

Certificate Online Varies

Genetic Alliance

United States

N/A Online Varies

Human Tissue Authority

United Kingdom

Varies Varies Varies

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (in partnership with the Canadian Tissue Repository Network)


Record of Completion Certificate Online 20-30 Hours

Karolinska Institutet


N/A On-site Coursework Varies

Medical Research Council (MRC)

United Kingdom

N/A Online Varies

National Cancer Institute (NCI) Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB)

United States

Unknown Varies Varies

PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research)

United States

Varies Webinars, Podcasts, Online and On-Site Coursework Varies

The Global Health Network


Short and Modular Courses Online Varies

University of British Columbia


Certificate Online 6 Weeks

University Côte d'Azur


Masters Degree On-Site Coursework 2 Years

University of Groningen


Unknown On-Site Coursework 5 Days

University of Luxembourg


Certificate On-Site Coursework 3 Weeks

University of Minnesota

United States

Varies On-Site or Online Varies


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