Since 2015 Biobank Graz organizes the Biobanking Course – “How to build a biobank”. This interactive three days course is held annually and has generated great interest in the biobanking community every year with:
The course is set up for professionals who plan to build up a new biobank, improve an existing biobank or collaborate closely with biobanks. The main issues are sample collection, processing, storage and retrieval, quality management, cost calculation and business planning,; biobank IT systems for proper data management, ethics, services of a biobank, governance and networking.
The format of the training is a mixture of presentations and discussion sessions allowing participants to interact and benefit from biobanking expertise provided by the lecturers. Theoretical, operating and hands-on comprehensive knowledge are delivered through this course to address the different aspects of biobanking.
The consistent positive feedback from our participants encourages us to maintain this annual basic biobanking course and to also develop further biobanking courses.