BioBanks Related Journals:

Biopreservation and Biobanking Journal: Biopreservation and Biobanking (BIO) is the first journal to provide a unifying forum for the peer-reviewed communication of recent advances in the emerging and evolving field of biospecimen procurement, processing, preservation and banking, distribution, and use.

Biomarker Insights: Biomarker Insights is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal that supports the field of biomarker research.

Journal of Personalized Medicine: Journal of Personalized Medicine is an international, peer-reviewed, open access journal on personalized medicine published monthly online by MDPI.


ISBER Best Practices: ISBER Best Practices presents the most effective practices for the management of biological and environmental specimen collections and repositories.

Handbook on ICMR Ethical Guidelines: Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research Involving Human Participants.

Guidelines for sustaining DBT- BioBanks and Cohorts: This document has been developed to provide guidance on sustaining existing biobanks/repositories, and cohorts/demographic sites in India.

NCI Best Practices: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed the NCI Best Practices for  Biospecimen Resources based on extensive research and expert input into the state of NCI-funded biospecimen resources and the quality of biospecimens used in cancer research.  The NCI Best Practices outline the Standard Operating Procedures:

Education Programs

Introduction to Biobanking Course: Developed by the Canadian Tissue Repository Network and UBC Office of Biobank Education and Research. 

IARC Biobank Learning Platform: Developed by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Master of Science Biobanking: Developed by Biobank Graz.

Biobank Associations:

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER)

European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB)

Biobanking and Biomecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI)

Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB)

Asian Network of Research Resource Centers

Australasian Biospecimen Network Association

Asian Biological Resource Centre Network (ABRCN)

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

The Spanish Association of Tissue Banks (AEBT)

Cryogenic Society of America

Common Access to Biological Resources and Information (CABRI)

European Association of Tissue Banks (EATB)

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)