Standards and Protocols

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) used by the IARC Biobank


Recommendations, protocols and best practices on sample collection, storage and retrieval in Biological Resource Centres (BRC).

For more information on the shipment of biological samples, visit the following websites.
International Civil Aviation Organisation
International Air Transport Association 
Regulations on dangerous goods transportation

Following these international recommendations, IARC has developed its own Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the collection, storage and shipment of biological samples.
IARC Biobank SOPs