International Spinal Cord Injury Biobank (ISCIB), Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The purpose of the International Spinal Cord Injury Biobank (ISCIB) is to facilitate investigation of the cause, development, diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord injury (SCI). Biospecimens and their associated de-identified information are made available to researchers who are conducting research that has undergone ethical review and is aimed to improve the overall understanding of SCI and the spine. All ISCIB requests must be approved by the ISCIB Operational & Scientific Access Committee before a Material Transfer Agreement is executed. Please email avelenosi@praxisinstitute.org for more information about the ISCIB.

Registered Biobank Name International Spinal Cord Injury Biobank (ISCIB)
Biobank Leader Adam Velenosi
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries avelenosi@praxisinstitute.org
Principal Investigator Dr. Brian Kwon
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: