The CCTS Biospecimens Core, in the Translational Technology Core, aims to facilitate translational research by providing access to useful tissue samples.
The initial goals are to:
- Develop and implement universal consent for biobanking of remainder specimens for all patients at UK hospital and clinics.
- Collect specimens responsive to researchers' needs about the types of specimens they want to access.
- Collaborate with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and Markey Cancer Center, to develop systems for biobanking data and sample management and specimen collection.
- Leverage existing resources at UK to streamline distribution of biospecimens to facilitate translational research.
To view inventory and processes for existing biospecimen repositories, please view information provided. If you would like to consult with our team on existing specimens available, collection of additional specimens, or to request a biospecimen, please complete the service request form .
Research Registry and Specimen Bank
Biospecimens Registry Brochure
Registry FAQs for patients
Data From Biospecimen Users
In March 2012, the Core collected data from 184 CCTS researchers about research using biospecimens. Summary results from the on-line questionnaire
can be downloaded in PDF format.
Please email Ken Campbell if you would like more information.
Other Biospecimen Resources