NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), Rare Diseases Human Biospecimens/Biorepositories (RD-HUB)
Rare Disease-HUB (RD-HuB) of the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR) is a searchable online database of biospecimens that are collected, stored, and distributed by biorepositories in the US and around the globe. Sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, NIH, and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, RD-Hub specializes in biospecimens for diseases with a prevalence rate of <200,000 cases in the US and 5 per 10,000 inhabitants in Europe. The database also includes biospecimens for more common diseases as well.
The Cancer Human Biobank (caHUB) is a program derived by the Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research Branch (BBRB) of the National Cancer Institute. This program is designed to carry out specialized biospecimen and data procurements to support biospecimen science activities. The caHUB network includes Biospecimen Source Sites (BSS's), a Comprehensive Biospecimen Resource (CBR), a Comprehensive Data resource (CDR), a pathology Resource center (PRC), and a Molecular Analysis Facilities (MAF).
BioLINCC is the Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Coordinating Center for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute (NHLBI). The center coordinates data and biospecimens from NHLBI-funded studies that are available for use in other approved studies. BioLINCC also distributes teaching datasets from NHLBI-funded studies for use in biostatistics training programs.
Sponsored by the University of Cambridge, T1Dbase is a web-based resource focused on the genetics and genomics of Type 1 diabetes susceptibility. This site provides curated and integrated datasets and tools, across multiple species to support and promote research.
T1DExchange is a site designed to unite researchers, physicians and patients in real time using information and research data about Type 1 Diabetes. This patient centric website provides many resources including a clinic registry, a clinic network, two biobanks, and an online community for patients and caregivers to help focus research efforts.
The Immunology Database and Analysis Portal (ImmPort) is a web-based resource for data and specimens for immunological research sponsored by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). This site provides advanced information technology support in the production, analysis, archiving, and exchange of scientific data for researchers supported by NIAID.
The NCI Specimen Resource Locator is a publicly searchable biospecimen resource database designed to help researchers locate resources for their investigational use. The database includes information about biospecimen banks and simple procurement services. The specimens and samples come from non-commercial, either NCI or non-NCI funded resources.
The database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) was developed to archive and distribute the results of studies that have investigated the interaction of genotype and phenotype. Such studies include genome-wide association studies, medical sequencing, molecular diagnostic assays, as well as associations between genotype and non-clinical traits.
The LANDMark Biobank is a repository of human tissue samples collected during the LANDMark study (Longitudinal Assessment of Neuropathy in Diabetes using novel ophthalmic markers). The LANDMark Biobank longitudinal dataset contains blood and tissue (skin) samples from over 200 participants and matching detailed phenotypic data of three microvascular complications of type 1 diabetes: neuropathy, nephropathy and retinopathy.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) houses a series of databases which include GenBank for DNA sequences and PubMed, a bibliographic database for the biomedical literature. The website also provides various tools for data submission, download and analysis, and also a "Learn" section containing search functions for documents, training courses, and tutorials.
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences is an independent, nonprofit organization that works to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public.
The International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories is an international forum that addresses the technical, legal, ethical, and managerial issues relevant to repositories of biological and environmental specimens.
NIDDK supports a wide range of medical research through grants to universities and other medical research institutions across the country. The Institute supports government scientists who conduct basic, translational, and clinical research across a broad spectrum of research topics and serious, chronic diseases and conditions related to the Institute's mission. NIDDK also provides scientific resources to scientists for use in their research, and holds meetings where scientists can collaborate with other leaders in their field.
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