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

Helmuth Haslacher ORCID 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

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by the Austrian BMWFW (GZ 10.470/0016-II/3/2013, BBMRI.at). We would like to thank all members and supporters of BBMRI.at 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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