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U-M investigators can use the self-serve tool DataDirect to identify biospecimens of interest based on demographic, clinical, sample, and other parameters relevant to their particular research study. Researchers may also coordinate directly with the primary investigator to select samples.

For most biospecimens, interested researchers submit a Use Proposal Form to the Central Biorepository for review by the appropriate Steering Committee.

For access to biospecimens or data collected as part of the Michigan Genomics Initiative, please fill out a custom data request form on the Data Office for Clinical and Translational Research webpage.

The Central Biorepository also serves as the custodian for biospecimens obtained through clinical biobank networks that have their own access procedures:

View our contributing research programs and inventory:

Button for CBR Research Programs        Button for CBR Inventory       

Questions about how to get started? Check out the UMMS Biorepository Registration Decision Tree and view our special video below.

VIDEO: How the UMMS Central Biorepository Can Benefit Your Research



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Contact us at or (734) 647-8809 

Hours of Operation: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, M-F 

North Campus Research Complex, Building 60-1661, 2800 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

A list of Central Biorepository contacts is available in the Personnel Directory