The Canadian Microbiome Vault, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: CMV is a repository of living human microbiomes available for basic and preclinical research. The goal of the CMV is to collect, preserve and provide access to microbiomes representative of the Canadian diversity in health and diseases, to rare microbiomes that are at risk of disappearing and to time-sensitive microbiomes that can only be collected transitorily due to epidemic and pandemic.

Registered Biobank Name The Canadian Microbiome Vault
Biobank Leader Daniel Figeys
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Daniel Figeys, Alain Stintzi, Jean-Francois Couture
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
Biospecimen Collected: