CS1 - New quality studies

Quality studies supported in 2023

biobank samples

Knowledge about the effect sample handling has on sample quality is of utmost importance for biobanks. Nevertheless, funding for these kind of studies can be difficult to receive. Therefore, Biobank Norway is supporting quality studies in Norwegian biobanks through Common Service 1 - Quality Biobanking.

In Biobank Norway 2 and the first half of the Biobank Norway 3 period, 12 projects have been carried out with support from CS1. Results from these projects are presented in CS1 workshops and biobank conferences and a few are published. During 2023, we also plan to present short summaries at bbmri.no.

Earlier this year, CS1 Quality biobanking announced new opportunities for support of quality studies.  Six applications were received, and the CS1-committee awarded five of these. The projects are listed below, and we are looking forward to the results!

If you missed this opportunity – we are planning a new announcement in 2024 or 2025.

Quality studies 2023
Partner Project title
Østfold Hospital Trust Influence of plasma processing on analysis of circulating microRNAs
NTNU - HUNT biobank Exploring DNA quality of human feces samples
Cancer Registry of Norway Metabolomic biomarkers in long-termed stored serum samples – A quality study in the Janus Serum Bank Cohort
Norwegian Institute of Public Health RNA aliquotation and freeze-thaw impact
UiT The Artic University of Norway Establishing quality controls for blood samples in population-based studies