Introduction: New tools for enhancing collaborative endometriosis research

Four articles present consensus of two international workshops from the World Endometriosis Research Foundation regarding standardization of phenotyping, sample collection, and biobanking to facilitate collaborative endometriosis research.

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Robert F. Casper, M.D.

Volume 102, Issue 5, Pages 1211-1212


This issue of Fertility and Sterility contains four articles by the World Endometriosis Research Foundation whose present objective is global standardization of the collection of phenotypic data and biological samples, designated as the Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonisation Project. The aim is to facilitate large-scale international, multicenter trials that are robust, and will result in biomarker and treatment targets to advance research in endometriosis.

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