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October 2020

> MTA 2.0
> SOP for for quality control strategy implementation
> Reminder: Intellectual Property Rights survey

Document release

MTA 2.0

To respond to the researchers’ need to share simultaneously both biological material and associated data (i.e. preanalytical and personal data), SBP has developed a new version of its Material Transfer Agreement template: the MTA 2.0. This new template complements SBP’s MTA 1.0, which was restricted to the transfer of biological material together with preanalytical data only.

The MTA 2.0 consists of two documents, a Master Legal Instrument and a Project Agreement template. The Master Legal Instrument, on the one hand, offers a general basis for any transfer of biological material and associated data. The Project Agreement, on the other hand, is specific to a research project and has to be filled in by the researchers to meet their particular needs.

Download MTA 2.0

Document release

SOP for quality control strategy implementation

To support biobanks in the establishment of their Quality strategy, Swiss Biobanking Platform has developed a new Standard Operation Procedure entitled “SOP for Quality Control Strategy Implementation”. This SOP provides a guidance on adequate sample and process quality controls to be documented by the biobanks to validate the reliability of their operational processes. This new development aims at increasing the overall research quality and is part of SBP Quality strategy to satisfy the ISO 20387 "General requirements for biobanking". 

We thank Prof. Carlo Largiadèr as well as the SBP partner biobanks having achieved the Norma label which were consulted for their expertise, feedback and valuable input on this development.

Download the SOP


Survey on Intellectual Property (IP) and Research

If you are a researcher and had not the chance to complete the survey on Intellectual Property yet, please take the time to consider helping us with this important topic.
SBP in its mandate by Swiss Personalized Health Network will develop some guidance on Intellectual Property to assist researchers in their daily practice regarding their rights and obligations.
We are inviting you to complete an online questionnaire to understand your needs and questions related to IP.
If you are interested in these IPR questions and willing to take part in our SBP Working Group, please contact:

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