About the Biospecimen Repository
The Duke IGSP Biospecimen Repository is a standardized, regulatory-compliant and privacy protected repository for fluid and tissue biospecimens, and enables Duke investigators to reduce costs, and eliminate redundancies and significant risks associated with alternative biobanking practices, while facilitating integration of clinical trials and translational research programs with molecular profiling technologies.
- Quality, Standardization, and Efficiency
In order to ensure sample and data integrity and comparability, the Biorepository is developing, evaluating, and implementing evidence-based biobanking 'best practices'. Centralization of activities to a dedicated and expert staff and facility allows small and large research programs to reduce costs through elimination of redundancies and achieving efficiencies and economies of scale.
- Security and Privacy
The Duke-IGSP Biorepository is committed to ensuring appropriate consent, approved use, and protection of privacy through compliance with HIPAA regulations and IRB guidelines.
- Enabling Cutting-Edge Research
The Duke-IGSP Biospecimen Repository will facilitate the integration of clinical research programs with molecular profiling technologies, enabling large-scale 'omic' research programs that will inform and drive the development of new generations of targeted diagnostics, therapies, and preventions, which in turn will transform clinical outcomes.
Organization & Facilities
The Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP), in partnership with the Duke University School of Medicine Research Foundation and Department of Pathology (SOMRF), has established the Biorepository as a centralized and accessible biological resource for Duke Investigators and research programs. For more information, please visit the FAQ or Contact Us.