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Last Updated: 07/25/14

2009 BRN Symposium Workshop 3B:
Publishing in Biospecimen Science (end of Workshop 3A - 2:00 p.m.)

Publishing Venues for the Biospecimen Sciences


Pierre Hainaut, Ph.D. (International Agency for Research on Cancer)
Jim Vaught, Ph.D. (OBBR, NCI)


This workshop will explore venues for publishing the results of experiments that are aimed at understanding the molecular effects of preanalytical variations in biospecimen collection, handling, and storage. Part of the scope of this workshop is to strategize how to increase the interest of current journal editors in publishing biospecimen science experiments. Also to be explored in the workshop is the option of creating a journal (online or in print) that focuses on the biospecimen sciences.


A white paper outlining a strategy for publishing in the biospecimen sciences.

Tentative Agenda: (follows Workshop 3A - approximate times)
Time Session
12 noon - 12:20 p.m. Challenges in Publishing Biospecimen Research
PDF Document: 536 KB
Pierre Hainaut, Ph.D.
12:20 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Current and Future Options for Publishing in the Biospecimen Sciences
PDF Document: 394 KB
Jim Vaught, Ph.D.
12:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Discussion
Chairs and Workshop Participants
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session Wrap-up, Conclusions, Next Steps