Sustainability remains a continuous challenge for many biobanks and effective strategies are hard to come by.
The Netherlands node of BBMRI-ERIC, BBMRI.nl, provides here below its recommendations, good practices and background knowledge for improving biobank sustainability through 4 different documents:
- Infographic / Nine recommendations for sustainable biobanking. An interactive infographic providing a quick overview of what you can do to make your biobank more sustainable (click on the figure to access the full document)
- Guide / Sustainable Biobanking: The Financial Dimension. A literature review on the financial side of sustainable biobanking, providing background information on topics such as costs, funding, biobank business models, stakeholders, public-private partnerships, and biobank value.
- Guide / Good Practices in Sustainable Biobanking: A Case Study Analysis. An analysis of 22 biobank case studies published between 2014 and 2018, identifying good practices for sustainability.
- Guide / Business Tools for Biobanks. An overview of useful business tools you can directly apply to make your biobank more sustainable
Further information on BBMRI.nl and its activities on biobanking sustainability available here: https://www.bbmri.nl/services/knowledge/sustainable-biobanking
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