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30 Nov 2021


CET timezone
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

November session: Towards Best Practices in Research supported by Academic Core Facilities

Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (CET)


This webinar session will focus on how best research practices can be achieved and ensured in the context of academic core facilities. The current developments in the field of data quality will be presented, like the EQIPD Quality System.
It will be discussed how such a system can improve the interaction between core facilities and their users and how it can support the implementation and maintenance of critical quality measures along the research chain, from sample generation and processing at the core facility to the documentation and publishing of the results.
This session will include ample time for Q&A and discussion to further elaborate beyond the presentations.


  • Björn Gerlach, PAASP GmbH


  • Josh Rappoport, Boston College

Video recording

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Björn Gerlach

Björn Gerlach is co-founder of the PAASP GmbH, the first full-service consulting and auditing company that specializes in providing assessment of operational risks related to quality of research data. He studied biology at the University of Giessen, Germany, and obtained his PhD at the Imperial College London, UK, focusing on immune cell signaling. Subsequently, Björn moved back to Germany to join Abbott
(later AbbVie) as a Postdoctoral Fellow. He worked on biomarkers in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and supported the development of a neuroprotective drug. Since 2015, Björn supports the endeavors of PAASP to enhance research quality and is board member of the Guarantors of EQIPD society.


Josh Rappoport
Executive Director, Research Infrastructure & Operations at Boston College in the Office of the Vice-Provost for Research

Josh’s background is as a cell biologist and microscopist, and he has over a decade of experience in core facility management.  His current position focuses upon expanding and improving the shared research resources available to the Boston College faculty.

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