The NSW Health Statewide Biobank Collection Strategy 2018 provides an overview of collections that will be supported and banked by the NSW Health Statewide Biobank in its first four years of operation (2018 to 2022). It establishes NSWHSB collection priorities and requirements to ensure that the NSWHSB supports high value research.
It covers the process for banking biospecimens including collection, processing and storage elements and managing data for different collection categories.
As a world-class resource with the capacity to undertake collection activities across NSW, the Collection Strategy prioritises collections that support high quality research with statewide, national and international impacts in a cost-effective manner. The collections hosted at the facility should help researchers:
- Better understand the health of the NSW population and contribute to research that will improve the health of Australian and global populations
- Explore the underlying genetics of disease and identify new biomarkers to detect and treat diseases
- Study biological mechanisms in human samples that relate to disease.
Download a copy of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank Collection Strategy 2018-2022 here.