Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute Biorepository, United States

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Heart Institute BioRepository (HIBR) is an initiative to create a pediatric and congenital cardiology biobank. The overarching objective of the HIBR is to facilitate investigator-initiated basic, translational, clinical and outcomes research by combining tissue specimens with exquisite clinical phenotype information on patients with pediatric and congenital heart disease. The HIBR infrastructure will accelerate and optimize research productivity and provide opportunities for large-scale programmatic research initiatives. The findings will improve our ability to identify risk factors, predict outcomes and contribute to the development of new therapeutic targets. Ultimately, these studies will facilitate the clinical and biological understanding of this complex patient population.

Registered Biobank Name Cincinnati Children's Heart Institute Biorepository
Biobank Leader Lexi Frye
Country United States
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Jeffrey Alten and Dr. Sasha Opotowsky
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
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