Joint human & microbial domain GBRCN pilot phase meeting
29th - 30th November 2010 Federal Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna
In the frame of the pilot project "Establishment of a Biological Resource Centre Network for human samples following the OECD guidelines" meeting hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research has been organised in Vienna. A joint programme was brought together with the Global Biological Resource Centre Network Demonstration Project. The scope of the meeting was bringing together leading representatives from the biobanking and culture collection communities especially from OECD member states, accession candidate countries and enhanced engagement countries. This meeting provided an overview on the current status of resource management in various countries and helped defining opportunities and obstacles for international collaborations in human medical research. The design of a feasibility study on how the Best Practice Guidelines for Biological Resource Centres can be implemented has been discussed.