Researchers looking to acquire biospecimens and associated data from the biorepository may submit a Use Proposal Form for approval from a program-specific Oversight Committee. All access requests are subject to applicable regulations and IRB approvals.
The Central Biorepository collaborates with the Data Office for Clinical and Translational Research to make most biospecimens collected at Michigan Medicine clinics discoverable through DataDirect. Genetic, survey, and laboratory data may be available through collaboration with the principal investigator(s) of the U-M research program that has contributed the biospecimens. Whenever possible, the Central Biorepository and Data Office will provide a final dataset in coded form (i.e., without personal identifiers of research subjects) for analysis.
- For access to breast cancer specimens, contact Dr. Daffyd Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For access to samples from patients with chronic kidney disease, visit the Nephrotic Syndrome Study Network or The Clinical Phenotyping and Resource Biobank Core of the George M. O’Brien Kidney Translational Core Center.