Biobanking and research quality: think locally, act globally

Trends Genet. 2023 Jul;39(7):521-523. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2023.04.001. Epub 2023 Apr 25.


Although biobanks can support research across geographic and governance boundaries, biomedical researchers consistently describe preferences for either collaborating with local biobanks or establishing their own biobanks. This article summarizes the potential research impacts of local biobank use and suggests how descriptions of biospecimen provenance can be improved in research publications.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Biological Specimen Banks*
  • Biomedical Research*