The National Institute of Health (NIH) advocates making available to the public the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds. NIH assures that research resources developed with public funds become readily available to the broader research community in a timely manner for further research, development, application, and secondary data analysis in the expectation that this will lead to products and knowledge to benefit to the public health. Resources expected to be shared include data and biological materials collected and pertinent methods of analysis. A branch of the NIH, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), supports BioSEND as a national biomarker repository in order to facilitate access by qualified investigators to biospecimens for use in biomarker studies.
BioSEND can receive collections for new, ongoing, or closed samples. Current sample types banked at BioSEND can be found here. If the sample type needed for your project is not listed, please contact us to see if we can add it. We are always eager to expand our collections.
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BioSEND encourages investigators to contact NINDS when they are writing their grant to find out about our prices and available services. BioSEND is glad to write a letter of support for the grant application as well. BioSEND staff can work with an investigator to develop or assist in the development of the Manual of Procedures, site training modules, and sample collection kits.
There are times when a study must relocate their samples. In these instances, BioSEND can work with the primary study site to ensure the transition is smooth. BioSEND can work with the investigator to develop or assist in the development of the new Manual of Procedures, site training modules regarding changes, and new sample collection kits.
BioSEND can receive samples from a closed study that does not have the funding or capability to continue to maintain or distribute samples themselves. Investigators should contact NINDS for approval to bank their collection with BioSEND.