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Quality management at the national biobanking level – establishing a culture of mutual trust and support: the example

  • Helmuth Haslacher ORCID logo EMAIL logo , Michaela Bayer , Heidelinde Fiegl , Marlene Gerner , Philipp Hofer , Melanie Korb , Sabrina Neururer , Thomas Perkmann , Katharina Plattner , Karine Sargsyan , Eberhard Steiner , Cornelia Stumptner , Ingrid Walter , Monika Wieser , Andrea Wutte , Oswald Wagner and Kurt Zatloukal

Corresponding author: Helmuth Haslacher, MD, PhD, MSc, BSc, BA, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Waehringer Guertel 18-20, 1090 Vienna, Austria, Phone: +43 1 40400 53190, Fax: +43 1 40495 15547


This work was supported by the Austrian BMWFW (GZ 10.470/0016-II/3/2013, We would like to thank all members and supporters of for their valuable contribution. The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Received: 2019-05-13
Accepted: 2019-05-14
Published Online: 2019-06-07
Published in Print: 2019-11-26

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