VCHRI Clinical Research Unit Biobanking Services, Canada

Certification Status: Invite Member
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The VCHRI Clinical Research Unit biobanking service provides biobanking services on a contract basis to researchers. The VCHRI CRU’s flexible service model allows each biobank to choose which services they wish to use and can involve day-to-day activities such as patient consent, sample collection and processing. Each individual biobank is responsible for managing a system that allows researchers to access samples for ethically approved research protocols.

Registered Biobank Name VCHRI Clinical Research Unit Biobanking Services
Biobank Leader Michelle Storms
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator David Shaeffer
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: