JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes, United States

Registration Status: Pending

Objective: The goals of the nPOD initiative are to: Maintain a network of procuring and characterizing, in a collaborative manner, pancreata and related tissues (spleen, lymph node, pancreatic lymph node, peripheral blood) from cadaveric organ donors with type 1 diabetes as well as those whom are islet autoantibody positive. Utilizing these tissues, investigators will work together to address key immunological, histological, viral, and metabolic questions related to how type 1 diabetes develops.

Registered Biobank Name JDRF Network for Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes
Biobank Leader Irina Kusmartseva
Country United States
Email for biobank inquiries nPOD@pathology.ufl.edu
Principal Investigator Dr. Mark Atkinson
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: