Resources from biobanks and biorepositories, such as human samples, are of increasing interest to specialists in various fields. However, whilst biobanks provide a crucial service, their efficient and effective management can prove challenging. When establishing a biobank, many factors should be considered, such as the need for appropriate infrastructure, equipment, financial support, and highly specialized and suitably qualified personnel.
The number and qualifications of the necessary personnel depend both on the biobank’s size and type — i.e., a biobank that is large and diversified in terms of the stored material should be organized differently to a small biorepository.
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