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Certified Repository Technician Program
ISBER recognizes that a need exists for broadly available, consistent education and training opportunities for repository technicians. The Certified Repository Technician training will ensure that those who desire it can have access to a body of knowledge that will support their understanding of successful strategies for supporting the collection, processing, storage and dissemination of high quality biospecimens for research.
To this aim, the Society is partnering with the Board of Certification of the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) to explore the feasibility of developing what is being called a Certification Program for Repository Technicians. Successful participants in the program will be certified for their acquisition of knowledge essential to repository operations.
ISBER Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) for ISBER Best Practices -- Latest Version Available to Members and Non-Members!
ISBER E&T Committee has created this Self-Assessment Tool (SAT) to assist repository operators in determining how well their repository follows the ISBER Best Practices for Repositories. The assessment is confidential and aimed at helping specimen collection centers strengthen their practices through the identification of areas in need of improvement. The latest version of the SAT is based on the ISBER Best Practices Third Edition.
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