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Last Updated: 07/28/14

NCI Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices

The NCI Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practice (BEBP) series is an expanding collection of procedural guidelines developed using, and annotated with, evidence from primary research publications in the field of human Biospecimen Science. Each document contains (i) step-by-step procedural guidelines, (ii) supportive annotated summaries of literature evidence, (iii) optimal procedures, as well as (iv) acceptable alternatives when the evidence allows should key reagents be unavailable. The detailed yet adaptable format is intended to facilitate the modification of existing standard operating procedures (SOP) by individual projects and/or institutions in order to support the development and execution of evidence-based SOPs for human biospecimen collection, processing and storage. Development of BEBPs is ongoing and new content will be added as it becomes available.