CARMA, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Biobank of blood samples (whole blood, plasma, serum, live PBMC) and cheek swabs collected from participants enrolled in the CARMA cohort. The cohort was funded by two consecutive team grants (to H Cote as nPI): Emerging team grant in HIV therapy and markers of aging (2007-2012) and team grant in Cellular Aging and HIV comorbidities in women and children (2013-2018). Both grants studied markers of cellular aging in persons living with HIV, exposed but uninfected (children born to HIV moms), and controls.

Registered Biobank Name CARMA
Biobank Leader Helene Cote
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Helene Cote (UBC), Neora Pick (UBC), Deborah Money (UBC), Ari Bitnun (Hospital for Sicj Children, On), Hugo Soudeyns (U of Montreal)
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
Biospecimen Collected: