Biorepositories Core Resource

The Biorepositories Core Resource (BCR) supports the advancement of the UC Davis research community’s success in biospecimen-related research by providing education, outreach and training to its faculty, staff and students as well as creating efficient biospecimen management systems for the University and its collaborators.

If you receive care at UC Davis, please understand that you may be approached for permission to use your specimens and medical information about your condition for research. You are always free to decline. If you are a tissue or blood donor, know that the UC Davis researchers are very grateful for your contributions.

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    Information Security

    We take every effort to ensure confidential patient and specimen information is secure.

  • Partners in Science: Your Contribution is Vital

    This informative video by the Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health describes what happens to your blood or leftover tissue when you participate in a research registry or specimen collection.

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  • Biospecimen Research Consent

    Informed consent presents potential human research participants with sufficient information — including anticipated procedures, risks, and benefits — to make an informed decision about whether to participate in research studies. View this video to learn more.

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  • Biobanking in Health Care

    Modern biobanks permit large-scale analysis for individuation of specific disease biomarkers starting from biological or digital material (i.e., bioimages) with well-annotated clinical and biological data.

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