Conquering Diseases BioRepository Services
The Conquering Diseases BioRepository is a research core available to UMass researchers through the University of Massachusetts Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UMCCTS).
How can we help you?
- The BioRepository arm of the Conquering Diseases Program collects blood samples from patients and the general public who sign a consent. The de-identified samples are broken down into their components and frozen for future use by researchers.
- Researchers are given access to the MiCARD database, the UMass implementation of the i2 b2. Using this database, researches can search for patients who fit their unique criteria. Once they identify the samples they would like, the researchers petition Conquering Diseases for the samples. The samples are then released to the researchers for their use.
- Using MiCARD, BioRepository staff can also assist researchers in identifying samples for their study.
- The Conquering Diseases Program also recruits volunteers who are interested in participating in studies.
- We require an IRB approval/docket number from the researcher in order to access the volunteers in our database.
- The researcher provides our staff with search criteria for eligible volunteers & using the REDCap database, we will provide the names and contact information of volunteers for your study.
Community Resource Center
Conquering Diseases staff can help you recruit volunteers for your studies with the following services:
- List your currently recruiting studies on our website.
- Feature your study on our website.
- Feature your studies in our monthly newsletter.
- Spread the word about your studies at community events.
- Display your IRB approved literature for studies in the Conquering Diseases Suite.
Let us know how we can help you: Sarah.Rulnick@umassmed.edu 508-856-2556