U-M investigators can identify biosamples of interest based on demographic, clinical, sample, and other parameters relevant to their particular research study.
To gain access to these samples, researchers need to submit a Use Proposal Form to the Central Biorepository for review by the appropriate Steering Committee. Datasets can be downloaded after appropriate regulatory and Steering Committee approvals are granted.
Check out the full process for accessing biosamples in our short video!
The Central Biorepository also serves as the custodian for biospecimens obtained through clinical biobank networks that have their own access procedures:
- For chronic kidney disease samples, visit the George M. Obrien Kidney Translational Core Center or the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network for more information.
- Breast cancer TMAs are available through the Breast Oncology Program. Contact Dafydd Thomas for more information.
Questions about how to get started? Check out the UMMS Biorepository Registration Decision Tree.