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Essentials of Biobanking Course


ISBER is pleased to partner with CTRNet to offer you the 
Essentials of Biobanking Course


This foundational course has been designed to provide ‘how-to’ knowledge of biobanking best practices for biobank staff, trainees, researchers and related staff. The online, flexible format allows you to take this course in your own time and to facilitate your learning goals.  

The Essentials of Biobanking Course is:

  • comprised of 9 self-paced online modules
  • comprehensive and takes 7-11 hours to review all materials and complete
  • international in its focus with additional country specific content for the USA, Australia, Germany and Canada 
  • offered in English and French
  • applicable to all biobankers and researchers using biospecimens and data for research
  • human biobank focused (however, 80% of content is applicable to all kinds of biobanks)
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Record of Completion from CTRNet.

For more information about the course and a description of the content, click here.


ISBER Members: $195 USD (ensure you are logged in to receive the member price)

Non-Members: $395 USD
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Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs): $49 (list available here)

IARC BCNet Members: $0 (pre-registration and membership with IARC BCNet is required)
Please note that IARC BCNet Members receive complimentary access to the Introduction to Biobanking Course.  For more information on IARC BCNet and information on how to become a member, please visit their website here:


After purchasing the Introduction to Biobanking Course, you will immediately receive two e-mail notifications: 1) confirming your order, and 2) providing you with a link to the Essentials of Biobanking Course Information Guide.  The Information Guide will provide you with further course information. Please note that if you select the "bill me" option, you will not receive the Information Guide or proceeding personal Education Access Key until payment is received.

You will additionally receive an e-mail within 5 days of purchase which will include your personal Education Access Key.  This key is unique to you and will allow you to complete the Essentials of Biobanking Course.  Please note that the Education Access Key will not be sent until payment is received.

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