New Version of Biospecimen Research Database Available!
The BRD is a free and publicly accessible literature database that contains peer-reviewed primary and review articles in the field of human Biospecimen Science. New features include a dynamic homepage, enhanced search options (such as keyword search), and user commenting.
Now Available: Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices
BBRB is pleased to make available the first in what will be an expanding collection of procedural guidelines developed using, and annotated with, evidence from primary research publications in the field of human Biospecimen Science. Read More…
Genotype Tissue Expression Project (GTEx) Biospecimens Access Policy now available
We are pleased to announce that the Genotype-Tissue Expression Project (GTEx) Biospecimens Access Policy is now live. Read More…
Welcome to the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch!
The Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) of the Cancer Diagnosis Program (CDP), is leading a national initiative to systematically address and resolve one of the most difficult problems that will drive 21st century cancer research: the limited availability of carefully collected and controlled, high-quality human biospecimens annotated with essential clinical data and properly consented for broad investigational use. BBRB is pursuing its mission to facilitate cancer and biomedical research by improving the quality and consistency of human biospecimens and by developing biorepository standards and facilitating Biospecimen Science studies that form the basis of evidence-based practices to guide clinical cancer research and other biomedical studies which utilize biospecimens.