School of Public Health Tissue Repository (SPHTR), Singapore

Certification Status: Approved
Registration Status: Completed

Objective: As the School is increasingly getting more research projects requiring the storage of the investigators’ bio-samples, the School is establishing a centralized bio-sample storage system (CBSS) with database managed by an independent IT team to track specimens held at the School Tissues Repository (SPH-TR) to cater to such needs. The objective of implementing the CBSS is to make it easy for the investigators to focus on their research and avoid unnecessary and costly investment in equipment, staffing and storage facilities for their samples. All sample storage facilities will be purchased, owned and maintained by the School. Cost recovery from the investigators is essential for the School to maintain the TR facilities and the operational costs of providing such services. Operating procedures for the management of such CBSS can be effectively standardized and reviewed regularly by the Tissues Repository Advisory Committee (TRAC) to ensure our operations are in accordance with national guidelines and international best practices.

Registered Biobank Name School of Public Health Tissue Repository (SPHTR)
Biobank Leader Ezra Chiam (Senior Assistant Director)
Country Singapore
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Prof Teo Yik Ying (Dean)
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: