Paul Span and Peggy Manders (Radboud University Medical Center) discuss the issues facing international biobanks in a new open access Editorial from Future Science OA. Biobanks are essential in clinical research. The large-scale investigations required for patient-tailored precision medicine often requires international or multi-institutional biobanks, which are associated with specific issues. In a new piece published in Future Science OA, Paul Span and Peggy Manders discuss these issues, focusing on definitions, standardization, ethics and regulation. Read the full, open access article here. Span PN, Manders P. International biobanks: do or do not? Future Science OA FSO75, doi:10.4155/fso.15.75 (2015).