Wizards of Biobanking: ORIGINS Biobank (Telethon Kids)


Watch the first video from our podcast series – “Wizards of Biobanking”. In this series, we talk to different biobanking leaders about various aspects of biobanking and their experience with OpenSpecimen. 

Biobank: ORIGINS biobank (Telethon Kids Institute). 

Attendees: Nina d’vaz (Biobank Manager) and Courtney Kidd (Biobank Assistant)

Highlights of the podcast:

  • Introduction to the ORIGINS project 
  • Biobank participants recruitment 
  • Consents process
  • Sharing biospecimens with researchers
  • Publicizing biobank
  • Data collection 
  • Ensuring biospecimen security
  • Impact of COVID19 on biobank operations
  • Biobank staff training 
  • Biobank certification 
  • Experience with OpenSpecimen