Accreditation of a Biobank means the assessment of conformity of the biobank´s quality management system with all requirements of the international standard ISO 20387.
The accreditation certificate issued by the national accreditation body is a document confirming the biobank´s competence for operation and the ability to provide biological material and associated data of appropriate
quality for research and development in a scope specified in the Accreditation Certificate.
What is the accreditation based on?
- ČSN EN ISO 20387:2021 Biotechnology – Biobanking – General requirements for biobanking
- MPA 20-03-23 Methodological instructions for the application of standard ČSN EN ISO 20387:2021 Biotechnology – Biobanking – General requirements for biobanking
Other documents related to the accreditation process
All documents are available on the web site of the Czech Accreditation Institute, public service company (CAI).
Time scale and cost of assessment
The cost of the assessment is paid by the applicant. The rules are set out in documents:
- MPA 20-03-23, Annex 2
Is the accreditation of the laboratories recognized abroad?
CAI as the national accreditation body is a full member and represents the Czech Republic in international organizations engaged in accreditation:
- European co-operation for Accreditation – EA
- International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation – ILAC
Who can you ask for further information?
Accreditation Program Manager and his deputy
Marek Vyskočil +420 272 096 213; +420 702 238 806; firstname.lastname@example.org
Alena Zemanová +420 272 096 198; +420 727 983 602; email@example.com
FOR THE LIST OF ALL VALID GUIDELINES (MPA), CAI SERVICES PRICE LIST, LIST OF ALL ACCREDITED ENTITIES AND OTHER INFORMATION, SEE www.cai.cz.