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How to request samples

To get started with a sample request, please fill out our sample request form, or contact us at biobank@partners.org.

More Information

More information is also available on the Biobank web site.You may contact us at biobank@partners.org.

The Partners Biobank provides plasma, serum, and DNA samples collected from patients who have provided their consent. Depending on your institutional review board (IRB) protocol, we may distribute the samples per a de-identified model or per an identified model.

The samples are linked to data from the Research Patient Data Repository (RPDR). Additional health information data and family history data is available on a subset of consented subjects. The additional information includes:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Education
  • Physical activity
  • Smoking
  • Employment status
  • Place of employment
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Alcohol use
  • Body mass index
  • Sleep duration

In addition, the Biobank works with investigator collaborators to develop unique joint recruitment and consent campaigns in an effort to reduce the overall costs of obtaining patient consent for research activities. As part of this combined effort, additional sample types, such as RNA from PAXgene tubes, may be obtained at the time patients donate their samples.