BC Covid-19 Biobank Network, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The BC COVID-19 Biobank Network aims to quickly collect, store and distribute biospecimens and to prepare for and enable a distribution capability to support COVID-related research studies. This ensures that all patients can contribute and all researchers can have rapid access to information and specimens which will maximize their value in the development of new ideas, translational research, and advancements in personalized medicine.

Registered Biobank Name BC Covid-19 Biobank Network
Biobank Leader Tamsin Tarling
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries tamsin.tarling@ubc.ca
Principal Investigator Dr. Daryl Knight
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: