The AgingResearchBiobank is a central biorepository to provide a state-of-the-art inventory system for the storage and distribution of these collections to the broader scientific community.
The AgingResearchBiobank has two components:
- Biologic Specimens (Biorepository) – Using best practices, this component receives, stores, maintains, and distributes biospecimens from different study collections to qualified investigators.
- Data Repository – Serving as the data coordinating center for the Biobank, the Data Repository receives, archives, maintains, and distributes databases from different study collections. It also analyzes stored data in response to inquiries, assists ongoing studies in preparing data for eventual archiving, assists in the selection of appropriate biospecimens for proposed secondary research, and coordinates cross-referencing between the two components of the Biobank.