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QIBA industrializes biomarkers by selecting biomarkers ready for industrialization, investigating underlying sources of variance and practical impediments to their use, and drafting specification documents ("Profiles") to help vendors and healthcare providers overcome those impediments and sources of variance.

The details of how those steps are carried out is described here. The Process Coordinating Committee manages this content. Comments are welcome.

Committee Procedures

Profile Creation


Process Steps

Understand QIBA Profile Stages & QIBA Concepts

Getting to Stage 1: Public Comment

Getting to Stage 2: Consensus

Getting to Stage 3: Clinically Feasible (formerly Technically Confirmed)

Getting to Stage 4: Claim Confirmed

  • 4a. Design Method to assess site performance (in terms of metrics in Profile Claims, e.g., wCV)
  • 4b. Recruit sites to follow the Profile and assess site performance per 4a
  • 4c. Analyze Site Performance Data and assess against Profile Claim
  • 4d. Review & Approve then Publish Claim Confirmed Profile
  • You have reached Stage 4

Profile Maintenance

Profile Retirement

Groundwork Projects and Funding

Groundwork and Profiling - a model for linking research, validation, standardization, product implementation and deployment.


See Also