TMF Is a Member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

Active participation on the ISBER committees and use of tools possible for TMF members

TMF Is a Member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

May 6, 2013. The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) has confirmed the TMF's membership. As a result, TMF members now have an opportunity to play an active role in the working groups of ISBER, participating in conferences and meetings organized by ISBER at reduced conference rates, and taking advantage of resources made available by ISBER, the Self-Assessment Tool for biobanks for example.

Delegates were appointed to represent the TMF at ISBER and to participate in individual working groups:

  1. PD Dr. Dr. Michael Kiehntopf (CSCC Jena): official delegate, Biospecimen Science working group
  2. Dr. Sara Nussbeck (University Medical Center Göttingen): Informatics working group
  3. Prof. Dr. Michael Hummel (ZebanC): Hospital-Integrated Biorepositories working group
  4. Sebastian C. Semler (TMF): N.N. working group

  5. The current ISBER working groups are:

  6. Automated Repositories
  7. Biospecimen Science
  8. Environmental Biospecimen
  9. Hospital-Integrated Biorepositories
  10. Informatics
  11. Informed Consent Procedures for the Collection of Biospecimens
  12. International Repository Locator
  13. Pharma-Academia
  14. Rare Diseases
  15. Rights to and Control of Human Tissue Samples