About the IARC Biobank

IARC Biobank Governance

1 — Biobank Steering Committee

Aims and objectives

The Committee performs the following role:

  • Provide advice to the Director in terms of the strategic development of IBB activities in line with the IARC Medium-Term Strategy.
  • To oversee the Biobank and provide general guidance to the Head of the Biobank in the planning of biobank projects.
  • To provide strategic and technical advice to IARC Groups in their development of new biospecimen collections, biobanking initiatives and cost recoveries in conjunction with the Head of the Biobank.
  • To anticipate and plan for IARC's needs and opportunities in the broad area of biospecimen collection and use, including identifying needs for infrastructure and human resources.
  • To ensure that IBB practice remains in line with international ethical standards.

Committee members

Dr Sabina Rinaldi, NME, Chair
Dr Behnoush Abedi Ardekani, GEM
Ms Anouk Berger, LCA
Dr Élodie Caboux, LSB
Ms Christine Carreira, ESC
Dr Gary Clifford, EPR
Ms Elisabeth Françon, ASO
Dr Akram Ghantous, EGM
Dr Tarik Gheit, EPR
Dr Zisis Kozlakidis, LSB
Dr Florence Le Calvez-Kelm, GEM
Dr Jiri Zavadil, EGM

Committee Secretary: Ms Sally Moldan


2 — IARC Ethics Committee

The role of the IARC Ethics Committee is to give ethical evaluation to all IARC projects within its competence. See full Standard Operating Procedures SOPs, Rules and Procedures (RAPs) and related documents at the IARC ethics committee website: http://ethics.iarc.fr/