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Biobanking -- a.k.a. Biorepositories or Tissue Banks

Key Challenges to Biobanking

  1. Anonymizing, or de-identifying, samples to protect patient privacy
  2. Standardizing sample preparation, storage protocols
  3. Enabling interoperability and data exchange between biobanks
  4. Resolving issues such as who owns and controls specimens and refining informed consent practices as biobanking expands