Biorepository Resource Center

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Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the BioRC has instituted new sample drop-off and pick-up procedures to ensure safety. View and download a PDF version of these instructions. Please contact BioRC at BioRC@email.chop.edu with any questions.

The Biorepository Resource Center (BioRC) improves the breadth and access to biobanked specimens and information resources across the CHOP community of investigators. With a capacity for approximately 2 million to 3 million samples, the facility serves all of CHOP’s biobanking needs, avoiding specimen duplication, preserving precious materials, and providing organized data and materials. The BioRC storage facility is located in a 2,956 square foot, temperature-controlled, card-accessed facility in Colket Translational Research Building (CTRB). The BioRC’s laboratory space, also located in the CTRB building, is outfitted for specimen accession, processing, and temporary storage.

The BioRC operates under the following principles:

  • An Operational Committee, which coordinates central and investigator-specific biobanking resources and programs at CHOP, governs and approves requests to utilize the BioRC.
  • BioRC facilitates integration and enhancement of access to information about biorepository specimens and resources.
  • BioRC assists investigators in developing new projects that require the collection and processing of shareable samples not currently available, or helps investigators with existing projects who would like to migrate storage and management of their shareable banked specimens and data to the BioRC.
  • BioRC institutes and follows best-practice standard procedures for collection, processing, and storage of samples to ensure high quality specimens and data for all CHOP investigators.

Letters of Support

BioRC Letters of Support are available upon review by the Biorepository Operational Committee (BOC). Contact Dr. David Stokes, BioRC Technical Director, or Carrie Coleman-Campbell, BioRC Project Manger, for additional information.