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Informatics Working Group

Chair: Kevin Meagher

The ISBER Informatics Working Group includes representatives from ISBER member vendors who provide custom built and COTS systems, as well as members who are involved in informatics within a repository.


1. Develop best practices for Information Management Systems to support biobanking, including:

  • Decision making tools for selection of homegrown, customer built, or off the shelf COTS systems
  • Appropriate use of an information management system in biobank sample labeling
  • Federal guidelines as they pertain to information management systems in biobanking

2. Development of self-evaluation tools for providers of information management systems that support biobanking.

The Information Evaluation Checklist developed by the ISBER Informatics Working Group is available to ISBER here.

Previous Informatics Working Group presentations from recent years can be found here:


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