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NCBN Management Structure

The management structure to promote this Biobank project by 6NCs is as follows:


Regular meetings Agendas (including future plans)
NC Biobank Presidents' Meeting
  • Organize registration, control and use of samples and clinical information
  • Establish common platforms and necessary WGs
  • Discuss future development/concept of NCBN
WGs Agendas (including future plans)
Creative Publicity WG
  • Review publicity related to 6 NC's Biobank
  • Review presentation of whole NCBN website
  • Review publicity related to utilization of samples, etc.
  • Study means of gaining wider recognition for NCBN
Research Utilization WG
  • Review procedures for research utilization in 6NC and standardization of the procedures
  • Review framework for using bioresouces in research
Quality Control WG
  • Research international standardization organizations, such as ISO, and share information gained
  • Review quality control in NCBN conforming to international standardization such as ISO
  • Provide SOPs for each NC and establish NCBN standards
Organization units playing major roles Business (including future plans)
  • Provide administrative and support functions as Central Biobank unit in charge of integrated assistance functions
  • Monitor progress of process control for 6 NCs' Biobank Projects as Central Biobank unit
  • Provide one-stop service to those wishing to utilize samples
Central Database/Publicity Division
  • Activities related to the the following: Creation, management, and operation of NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database and promotion of sample utilization by the Database
  • Create common platform for efficient linking of sample and medical information among 6 NCs
  • Create content for, manage and operate NCBN website
  • Public relations activities with respect to government, industry and academia, and developing links with other biobank business
  • Promote sample utilization using NCBN Electronic-Catalogue-based Database.