One Child Every Child Better Beginnings: Infant & Maternal Health BioBank, Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: The creation of the OCEC Better Beginnings biobank seeks to integrate infant and maternal health data derived from various sources including Alberta-based pregnancy cohorts, Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories. In addition to establishing the repository, the creation of a trusted research environment allows researchers to combine participant data from disparate sources and analyze it within a secure environment. This not only facilitates a more holistic view of an individual’s health status, but leverages robust computing power that is offered by larger health organizations (such as Alberta Health Services), while minimizing risks to participant privacy and confidentiality. Objectives: 1) To provide centralized storage, inventory management and centralized processing services for Alberta-based pregnancy cohorts. 2) To increase Alberta and Canada-based researcher and trainee accessibility to high quality survey data and biospecimens derived from Alberta-based pregnancy cohorts.

Registered Biobank Name One Child Every Child Better Beginnings: Infant & Maternal Health BioBank
Biobank Leader Tian Renton
Country Canada
Email for biobank inquiries
Principal Investigator Amy Metcalfe
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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