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Last Updated: 07/28/14

2011 Revised NCI Best Practices

As part of the commitment to maintaining current and scientifically accurate best practices, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) sought public comment on a revised version of the NCI Best Practices for Biospecimen Resources from July 28, 2010 to Sept. 21, 2010. Comments received during the public comment period were taken into consideration and edited into the final version which can be found below or here. This revised version of the NCI Best Practices is intended to both respond to comments received from the biospecimen resource community and provide more current and detailed recommendations related to biospecimen and data quality. Major revisions include the:

  • addition of new sections on Biospecimen Resource Management and Operations, Conflict of Interest and current references
  • expansion of recommendations related to Custodianship and Informed Consent based on NCI workshops
  • harmonization with current federal guidance documents and recommendations from international biospecimen organizations

Download PDF: 2011 NCI Best Practices