University of Ottawa Heart Institute Biobank of Human Samples for Research , Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The major purpose of this project is to develop a large biobank of de-identified blood, DNA and tissue samples that will be available for researchers studying cardiovascular disease. The goals are to obtain new information on “biomarkers”, including blood proteins and lipids, genetic variations in DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), RNA (ribonucleic acid) expression, that predispose to cardiovascular disease and/or its risk factors including dyslipidemia, obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Some of these biomarkers may also aid in the diagnosis of disease or in determining disease progression or in identifying the optimal treatment for different individuals.

Registered Biobank Name University of Ottawa Heart Institute Biobank of Human Samples for Research
Biobank Leader Biobank manager: Elizabeth Coletta
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Ruth McPherson
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.
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