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Public Biobanks: Calculation and Recovery of Costs

Science Translational Medicine  05 Nov 2014:
Vol. 6, Issue 261, pp. 261fs45
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3010444

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Abstract

A calculation grid developed by an international expert group was tested across biobanks in six countries to evaluate costs for collections of various types of biospecimens. The assessment yielded a tool for setting specimen-access prices that were transparently related to biobank costs, and the tool was applied across three models of collaborative partnership.

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