Improve the quality of your research with online classes that will teach you how to collect your own biospecimens, maintain your existing collections, and use biospecimens in the lab following best practices and standards.

Essentials of Biobanking Course - Biobank Resource Centre Course (BRC)

This course provides a general overview of the key issues involved in establishing, maintaining and accessing a biobank and for each topic, the focus is on why biobanking best practices are important.
 
This course is online and self-paced and enrollment is continual.
 
This course is intended for biobankers, biobank staff, biospecimen researchers and trainees.

BBRS essentials of biobanking modules

The Biobank Resource Centre (BRC) develops and delivers tools for researchers and biobankers who collect, store, or study human biospecimens with the goal of enhancing the quality and reproducibility of biospecimen research through education and promotion of best practice standards globally.

The 9 online modules of this course will provide ‘how-to’ knowledge for researchers and biobankers, and ‘what is’ knowledge for stakeholders (e.g. the public, ethics board members, and administrators).

This course was developed by Canadian biobanking professionals, and enhanced with country-specific content from the international biobanking community. 


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Biospecimen Research Methods - University of British Columbia (UBC) edX Course

This course will help you learn how to carry out the best practices for collecting, storing and using biospecimens in the research laboratory.  
 
This course if offered online, three times per year, and each offering is 6-weeks in duration.
 
This course is intended for researchers, laboratory staff, and trainees in the biomedical research field.

BBRS Biospecimen Research Methods edX courseThe success of your research depends on the quality of the biospecimens you use. In this 6 week online professional education course you will learn the best practices for collecting, storing, and using biospecimens in the laboratory, from professionals with extensive experience in biobanking at the UBC and the BC Cancer.
 
This certificate course was designed by our team in partnership with edX and UBC.

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