Translational research requires good quality specimens to ensure the integrity of research results. Clinical research must rely not only on quality specimens, but as well on clinical annotation for consistent, accurate and verifiable scientific and clinical outcomes. In laboratory research performed on a specimen by a single investigator, quality control is easily maintained. In a multi-site clinical research network, the numerous steps for biospecimens from procurement through transport, processing, storage and ultimately testing requires strict standardization of operational workflows and procedures. The practices of a central biorepository can inform and contribute to best practices regarding clinical research specimen integrity for multi-site clinical research.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pharmacology (medical)