EUSTAR biobanking: Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research

Christian Beyer, Jörg H W Distler, Yannick Allanore, Martin Aringer, Jérôme Avouac, L. Czirják, Maurizio Cutolo, Nemanja Damjanov, Francesco Del Galdo, Kim Fligelstone, Serena Guiducci, Otylia Kowal-Bielecka, Jacob M. Van Laar, Marco Martucci-Cerinic, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Gabriela Riemekasten, Ingo H. Tarner, Alan Tyndall, Ann Tyrrell Kennedy, Gabriele ValentiniSerena Vettori, Ulrich A. Walker, Christopher Denton, Oliver Distler

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research Group (EUSTAR) has established an online database with clinical data of currently more than 8200 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In addition to clinical research, EUSTAR fosters biomolecular studies to develop novel biomarkers and therapies for SSc. High-quality biospecimens are the basis for successful biomolecular studies. The EUSTAR biobanking group has therefore developed recommendations to standardise the collection, storage and distribution of SSc biospecimens at EUSTAR centres. These recommendations consider the scientific challenges associated with biomolecular research in SSc and the organisational requirements of EUSTAR. They were approved by the EUSTAR executive committee as well as the EUSTAR board. Once they become effective, these recommendations will be the basis for international EUSTAR studies with large numbers of SSc biospecimens. These recommendations might also be followed by other SSc consortia to enable exchange of biosamples between different SSc initiatives and might serve as a template for biobanking initiatives in other rheumatic diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1178-1182
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Volume70
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Fingerprint

Systemic Scleroderma
Research
Biomarkers
Rheumatic Diseases
Databases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Allergy

Cite this

EUSTAR biobanking : Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research. / Beyer, Christian; Distler, Jörg H W; Allanore, Yannick; Aringer, Martin; Avouac, Jérôme; Czirják, L.; Cutolo, Maurizio; Damjanov, Nemanja; Galdo, Francesco Del; Fligelstone, Kim; Guiducci, Serena; Kowal-Bielecka, Otylia; Van Laar, Jacob M.; Martucci-Cerinic, Marco; Müller-Ladner, Ulf; Riemekasten, Gabriela; Tarner, Ingo H.; Tyndall, Alan; Kennedy, Ann Tyrrell; Valentini, Gabriele; Vettori, Serena; Walker, Ulrich A.; Denton, Christopher; Distler, Oliver.

In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, Vol. 70, No. 7, 07.2011, p. 1178-1182.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Beyer, C, Distler, JHW, Allanore, Y, Aringer, M, Avouac, J, Czirják, L, Cutolo, M, Damjanov, N, Galdo, FD, Fligelstone, K, Guiducci, S, Kowal-Bielecka, O, Van Laar, JM, Martucci-Cerinic, M, Müller-Ladner, U, Riemekasten, G, Tarner, IH, Tyndall, A, Kennedy, AT, Valentini, G, Vettori, S, Walker, UA, Denton, C & Distler, O 2011, 'EUSTAR biobanking: Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research', Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, vol. 70, no. 7, pp. 1178-1182. https://doi.org/10.1136/ard.2010.142489
Beyer, Christian ; Distler, Jörg H W ; Allanore, Yannick ; Aringer, Martin ; Avouac, Jérôme ; Czirják, L. ; Cutolo, Maurizio ; Damjanov, Nemanja ; Galdo, Francesco Del ; Fligelstone, Kim ; Guiducci, Serena ; Kowal-Bielecka, Otylia ; Van Laar, Jacob M. ; Martucci-Cerinic, Marco ; Müller-Ladner, Ulf ; Riemekasten, Gabriela ; Tarner, Ingo H. ; Tyndall, Alan ; Kennedy, Ann Tyrrell ; Valentini, Gabriele ; Vettori, Serena ; Walker, Ulrich A. ; Denton, Christopher ; Distler, Oliver. / EUSTAR biobanking : Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research. In: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 2011 ; Vol. 70, No. 7. pp. 1178-1182.
@article{b8e8d1fe7ab04f3998221e34eacb3635,
title = "EUSTAR biobanking: Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research",
abstract = "The European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research Group (EUSTAR) has established an online database with clinical data of currently more than 8200 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In addition to clinical research, EUSTAR fosters biomolecular studies to develop novel biomarkers and therapies for SSc. High-quality biospecimens are the basis for successful biomolecular studies. The EUSTAR biobanking group has therefore developed recommendations to standardise the collection, storage and distribution of SSc biospecimens at EUSTAR centres. These recommendations consider the scientific challenges associated with biomolecular research in SSc and the organisational requirements of EUSTAR. They were approved by the EUSTAR executive committee as well as the EUSTAR board. Once they become effective, these recommendations will be the basis for international EUSTAR studies with large numbers of SSc biospecimens. These recommendations might also be followed by other SSc consortia to enable exchange of biosamples between different SSc initiatives and might serve as a template for biobanking initiatives in other rheumatic diseases.",
author = "Christian Beyer and Distler, {J{\"o}rg H W} and Yannick Allanore and Martin Aringer and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Avouac and L. Czirj{\'a}k and Maurizio Cutolo and Nemanja Damjanov and Galdo, {Francesco Del} and Kim Fligelstone and Serena Guiducci and Otylia Kowal-Bielecka and {Van Laar}, {Jacob M.} and Marco Martucci-Cerinic and Ulf M{\"u}ller-Ladner and Gabriela Riemekasten and Tarner, {Ingo H.} and Alan Tyndall and Kennedy, {Ann Tyrrell} and Gabriele Valentini and Serena Vettori and Walker, {Ulrich A.} and Christopher Denton and Oliver Distler",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1136/ard.2010.142489",
language = "English",
volume = "70",
pages = "1178--1182",
journal = "Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases",
issn = "0003-4967",
publisher = "BMJ Publishing Group",
number = "7",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - EUSTAR biobanking

T2 - Recommendations for the collection, storage and distribution of biospecimens in scleroderma research

AU - Beyer, Christian

AU - Distler, Jörg H W

AU - Allanore, Yannick

AU - Aringer, Martin

AU - Avouac, Jérôme

AU - Czirják, L.

AU - Cutolo, Maurizio

AU - Damjanov, Nemanja

AU - Galdo, Francesco Del

AU - Fligelstone, Kim

AU - Guiducci, Serena

AU - Kowal-Bielecka, Otylia

AU - Van Laar, Jacob M.

AU - Martucci-Cerinic, Marco

AU - Müller-Ladner, Ulf

AU - Riemekasten, Gabriela

AU - Tarner, Ingo H.

AU - Tyndall, Alan

AU - Kennedy, Ann Tyrrell

AU - Valentini, Gabriele

AU - Vettori, Serena

AU - Walker, Ulrich A.

AU - Denton, Christopher

AU - Distler, Oliver

PY - 2011/7

Y1 - 2011/7

N2 - The European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research Group (EUSTAR) has established an online database with clinical data of currently more than 8200 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In addition to clinical research, EUSTAR fosters biomolecular studies to develop novel biomarkers and therapies for SSc. High-quality biospecimens are the basis for successful biomolecular studies. The EUSTAR biobanking group has therefore developed recommendations to standardise the collection, storage and distribution of SSc biospecimens at EUSTAR centres. These recommendations consider the scientific challenges associated with biomolecular research in SSc and the organisational requirements of EUSTAR. They were approved by the EUSTAR executive committee as well as the EUSTAR board. Once they become effective, these recommendations will be the basis for international EUSTAR studies with large numbers of SSc biospecimens. These recommendations might also be followed by other SSc consortia to enable exchange of biosamples between different SSc initiatives and might serve as a template for biobanking initiatives in other rheumatic diseases.

AB - The European League Against Rheumatism Scleroderma Trials and Research Group (EUSTAR) has established an online database with clinical data of currently more than 8200 patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). In addition to clinical research, EUSTAR fosters biomolecular studies to develop novel biomarkers and therapies for SSc. High-quality biospecimens are the basis for successful biomolecular studies. The EUSTAR biobanking group has therefore developed recommendations to standardise the collection, storage and distribution of SSc biospecimens at EUSTAR centres. These recommendations consider the scientific challenges associated with biomolecular research in SSc and the organisational requirements of EUSTAR. They were approved by the EUSTAR executive committee as well as the EUSTAR board. Once they become effective, these recommendations will be the basis for international EUSTAR studies with large numbers of SSc biospecimens. These recommendations might also be followed by other SSc consortia to enable exchange of biosamples between different SSc initiatives and might serve as a template for biobanking initiatives in other rheumatic diseases.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79957646839&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79957646839&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1136/ard.2010.142489

DO - 10.1136/ard.2010.142489

M3 - Article

C2 - 21285118

AN - SCOPUS:79957646839

VL - 70

SP - 1178

EP - 1182

JO - Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

JF - Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

SN - 0003-4967

IS - 7

ER -