Glossary and Terminology

Biobank Sweden’s glossary is one of the principal documents to obtain a uniform, nationwide interpretation of the Biobanks in Medical Care act and to create common procedures. The glossary is maintained and updated by Biobank Sweden and contains terminology concerning biobank samples and guidelines on how to utilise the samples in healthcare and research. Certain organisational terms regarding biobank liability are also included.

The purpose of this glossary is to standardise biobank terminology. It will also serve as a tool for people from different organisations who oversee the processing of decisions regarding biobank issues.