Vision, Mission and Strategy

To create new opportunities by providing leadership in biobanking to fuel translational cancer research that will improve cancer outcomes in Canada and worldwide.

To enhance the capacity and quality of biobanking through standardization and improvement of biobanking processes and frameworks.

To create a network with functions that link, harmonize and improve access to provincial biobanks in Canada and internationally through national research funding from the Institute of Cancer Research, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR-ICR). The network builds on the expertise of independently funded and governed provincial biobanks to develop and communicate standards and mechanisms to promote their adoption.. Linkages will also be established to international organizations in order to facilitate and contribute to standardization and harmonization for quality biobanking