NEW: Biospecimen Research Methods UBCx online course

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Working with biospecimens for your research project? Starting a new biobank project? Here is a resource to help move you forward.

UBCx Professional Education Certificate in Biospecimen Research Methods

Enrolment is now open – class begins September 22nd , 2020

Biospecimen Research Methods is an online course offered by UBC in partnership with This 6-week, self-paced course has been designed to be flexible with your schedule. Biospecimen Research Methods is delivered over 6 weeks and can be completed in approximately 2-4 hours a week from anywhere, at any-time. Real-time discussion board topics around biospecimen handling, including issues in the context of COVID research, enhances the fundamental course content.
Professionals with extensive experience in biobanking from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer will teach you the international best practices for biobanking and research involving human biospecimens, based on National Cancer Institute (NCI) and International Society of Biological Environmental Repositories (ISBER) standards.

The course was designed for those involved in research who plan to work with human biospecimens including:

  • graduate and undergraduate students
  • postdoctoral fellows
  • technicians and laboratory staff
  • administrative and ethics board staff
Click here to learn more and enrol today: Biospecimen Research Methods
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