Cell Banking Training 

Goal setting | Knowledge| Achievement

A complete understanding of biobanking processes enables your research team to plan, establish and reap the benefits from their bioresource. Learning the best-practice management of bioresources further improves research outputs, increasing efficiency while maintaining compliance and reducing waste and redundancy. 


Biospecimen-Smart provides cell bank training in the following 4 core competencies. The training programs can be customised to suit your research program and team and delivered:   

  • In the client’s workplace (Office)

  • Online- presentation + activity+ hand-outs

  • One-to-one OR group training

Biobanking best practices

Biobanking Essentials

This course provides a general overview – a “how-to” knowledge of all aspects of biobanks and outlining how to adopt biobanking best-practices. The module will highlight the key issues in establishing and maintaining a biobank. 

The following fundamentals will be covered:

  • Types of biospecimens commonly collected and the different study types.

  • Governance and ethical considerations

  • Risk and Quality Management

  • Best practice sample collection, storage, processing and distribution

  • Data system management and security

  • Health and safety

Biobanking and cell banking project planning

Project Planning for Cell Banking

This course covers a more in-depth look in project planning concentrating on cell banking best practice in specimen acquisition, processing and storage. The course will address the importance of defining the phenotypic and clinical data requirements as well as acquiring a knowledge of preanalytical sample variability. Participants will examine their present and future research questions in order to maximise downstream benefits while minimising risk. 

Biobank and cell bank quality managment

Quality Management

This training will focus on the importance of quality management and process improvement. 

Participants will learn about the requirements for Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and policy documents and the process to implement a Quality Management System (QMS). The course will highlight the importance of standardized quality assurance/ quality control (QA/QC) policies for the collection, processing, management and distribution of biospecimens. Participants will gain knowledge of the different steps of the QMS including audits, management review, actions and projects.

 Cell bank and biobank management

Operational Management for Biorepositories

Efficient management of your biobank is a necessity to improve research outputs and compliance while reducing waste and redundancy. Mastering a biorepository workflow is a complex multi-streamed pipeline from biospecimen acquisition to data integration. Let us help you and your team in evaluating your skills and knowledge in operational management

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