What is it? Why is it important?
The Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP) is a national coordination platform, handling human and non-human Biological Material (BM). As an independent association, initiated by the Swiss National Foundation (SNF) in 2016, SBP responds to the increasing needs of researchers in biomedical science.
SPB’s aims are to:
- Create a national network of Swiss biobanks, thereby increasing transparency, interconnectedness, and the collaboration between biobanks (SBP NExT)
- Facilitate the access and optimal usage of high-quality BM (SBP BIMS) (e.g. based on FAIR principles = findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (BBMRI-ERIC)
- Promote standards for good biobanking practices, including the documentation of biobanking processes (SBP Labels)
SBP is the Swiss Node of BBMRI-ERIC, and therefore a key intermediate between Swiss biobanks and the European network.
What do I need to do?
Take the opportunity to visit the SBP website and learn more about its proposed services (e.g. quality, visibility, interoperability).
Sign up for the SBP newsletter to receive information on:
- New releases regarding supporting documents, services and biobanking tools
- The current biobanking network and its members
- Planed and upcoming biobanking events
Where can I get help?
Your local CTU↧ can support you with experienced staff regarding this topic
Basel, Departement Klinische Forschung, CTU, dkf.unibas.ch
Lugano, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU-EOC, www.ctueoc.ch
Bern, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.ctu.unibe.ch
Geneva, Clinical Research Center, CRC, crc.hug.ch
Lausanne, Clinical Research Center, CRC, www.chuv.ch
St. Gallen, Clinical Trials Unit, CTU, www.kssg.ch
Zürich, Clinical Trials Center, CTC, www.usz.ch
The Swiss Biobanking Platform (SBP) can provide you with support on this topic - see in particular:
- SBP NExT: Visibility with a national network of Swiss biobanks
- SBP Labels: Quality with biobanking best practice standards
- SBP BIMS: Interoperability to promote exchange and use of BM
PMID : 29359962
- P. Holub et al, Enhancing Reuse of Data and Biological Material in Medical Research: From FAIR to FAIR-Health
SNF - Swiss National Foundation