Biospecimen Research Methods

Peter Watson, Lise Matzke, Sheila O'Donoghue, UBCx

Improve the quality of your research by learning and applying best practices to collect, store and use biospecimens in your laboratory.

This biology and life sciences course will enable you to collect, recognize and utilize a quality human biospecimen. The success of your research depends on the quality of the biospecimens you use. Get ahead of the competition, increase your chances of being published in high impact journals, and open doors to opportunities for working in leading biomedical research laboratories or biobanks.

Over 6 weeks, professionals with extensive experience in biobanking from the University of British Columbia and the BC Cancer will teach you the international best practices for biobanking and research involving human biospecimens, based on National Cancer Institute (NCI) and International Society of Biological Environmental Repositories standards (ISBER).

What will you learn

  • Develop the knowledge to better collect and process human biospecimens to enhance research credibility
  • How to plan a successful research study using biospecimens
  • How to properly store and manage biospecimen data
  • Understand the ethical and privacy issues related to biobanking
  • Gain applicable hands-on techniques related to informed consent, data management, biospecimen collection and storage

Dates:
  • 22 September 2020
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  • Language: English Gb

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