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Operating Procedures

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been developed for the Heart Centre Biobank Registry to ensure practical, high-quality, standardized biospecimen collection and processing across all collection centres.

The Heart Centre Biobank Registry staff is involved with day to day recruitment operations such as consent to collection, coordinating processing, storage and data management. These operating procedures were developed from and outline the process of banking high-quality samples and clinical data while at the same time protecting and ensuring the right of donor safety and privacy. Strict quality controls of biobank samples, data and registry procedures are continually enforced.