Saint John Regional Hospital Tumour Bank / Atlantic Canada Biobanking Consortium, Canada

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The Saint John Regional Hospital Tumour Bank (SJRHTB) is an initiative to collect and store specimens and clinical information for use in future research. Researchers can request to access these de-identified and coded specimens and clinical information to facilitate research and potentially lead to better testing and/or treatments for cancer. Researchers must have a Research Ethics Board (REB) approved study protocol and complete the Saint John Regional Hospital Specimen Retrieval application and Material Transfer Agreement prior to accessing samples from the SJRHTB and will only receive de-identified information and samples.

Registered Biobank Name Saint John Regional Hospital Tumour Bank / Atlantic Canada Biobanking Consortium
Biobank Leader Nicholas J Lignos
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Dr. Behram Cenk Acar
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: