B3Africa 2018 Best Wishes and Latest News

The first 2018 issue of the B3Africa newsletter is available here.

In this issue:

  • Our Best Wishes for 2018!
  • B3Africa 2nd In-Person Training and Dissemination Workshop (Nov. 2017)
  • LIMS and Data Analysis Workshop in Sierra Leone (July 2017)
  • B3Africa Project Showcased Around the World
  • Upcoming Events
  • 2017 Publications
  • Announcements
  • Contact Information


ISBER is pleased to announce the release of the ISBER Best Practices 4th Edition!


The ISBER Best Practices can be downloaded here: www.isber.org/bestpractices.

The ISBER Best Practices: Recommendations for Repositories Fourth Edition presents the most effective practices for the management of biological and environmental specimen collections and repositories.

Biorepository managers, technicians and researchers can take advantage of the ISBER Best Practices to improve specimen collection, storage, use and governance based on evidence-based practices established by the global repository community. The Best Practices will lead towards increased specimen quality from collection to discovery.

News from the BCNet symposium and B3Africa Training Workshop

The second B3Africa face-to-face training was held in collaboration with the BCNet symposium From Biobank Infrastructure to Research: How BCNet Member Biobanks and Cohorts Are Contributing to Address Public Health Concerns” from 27 November to 1 December 2017 in Lyon, France.

The event gathered overall 58 participants (67% women, 33% men). 30 organisations/projects were represented, mainly from Europe (38%) and Africa (55%).

Read more and consult the pictures here.


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