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Last Updated: 04/01/16

Table of Contents

Introduction

A. Scope, Applicability, and Implementation

B. Technical and Operational Best Practices

B.1. Biospecimen Resource Management and Operations

B.2. Biospecimen Collection, Processing, Storage, Retrieval, and Dissemination

B.3. Quality Management

B.4. Biosafety

B.5. Collecting and Managing Clinical Data

B.6. Biospecimen Resource Informatics: Data Management and
Inventory Control and Tracking

C. Ethical, Legal, and Policy Best Practices

C.1. Principles for Responsible Custodianship

C.2. Informed Consent

C.3. Privacy and Confidentiality Protections

C.4. Access to Biospecimens and Data

C.5. Intellectual Property and Resource Sharing

C.6. Conflicts of Interest

Web Resources

Glossary of Terms

Acronym List

Appendices

Appendix 1: Minimal Clinical Data Set (PDF)

Appendix 2. Additional Resources Related to Ethical, Legal, and Policy

Appendix 3: Governance Plan (PDF)

Appendix 4: Sample Material Transfer Agreement (PDF)

Appendix 5: Example of Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practice (PDF)

Appendix 6: CAP Biorepository Accreditation Program Checklist (PDF)

References for Best Practices