The ACTRI is taking the lead to help UCSD develop a comprehensive research biobank that will be available for a myriad of research projects. The IRB has approved the study, and Prof. David Boyle, as director of the ACTRI Biobank, will work with clinicians, patients and research teams to develop this institutional resource. Please submit your request below. A diverse governance committee will help us prioritize projects and distribute samples in a transparent fashion.
Initial collections include plasma, serum and buffy coat from participants being tested for COVID-19 and remnant nasal swab samples. Virus status will be known. Collection of other sample types from other participants will be developed shortly and updated here. Requests will be evaluated by the biobank committee and prioritized based on scientific merit, feasibility and novelty. Should samples leave UCSD, additional project information and MTA will be required. UCSD faculty and affiliates are eligible to apply for samples.
Survey (coming soon)
Sample Request Form