How to request samples
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:
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.