University Health Network Biobank, Canada

Certification Status: Invite Member
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The University Health Network (UHN) Biobank is an institutional core facility for acquiring, processing and storing biospecimens and their derivatives. The mission of the UHN Biobank is to facilitate access to high quality patient samples such that meaningful research may be maximized for UHN researchers and their collaborators.

Registered Biobank Name University Health Network Biobank (UHN Biobank)
Biobank Leader Dianne Chadwick
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries dianne.chadwick@uhn.ca
Principal Investigator Dr. Runjan Chetty
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: