Past Event

Biobanking in the Era of COVID

January 8, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Event Description

Biobanking is a crucial element of the medical and public health response to COVID-19 and future pandemics, as the storage and distribution of biospecimens and data become a driver of current and future research efforts. Nevertheless, biobanks face a number of ethical, social, and governance challenges during COVID-19 that may require new practices and policies to meet the needs of researchers, donors, and a public eager for research breakthroughs to address the pandemic. This session will explore the ELSI challenges of biobanking during the pandemic, including the creation of new biobanks and the repurposing of existing samples for COVID-19 research. 

Event Speaker

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Event Information: 

Free and open to the public; registration required. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis at Columbia University as part of the ELSI Friday Forum series.