Custom Collection Requests

Investigators are encouraged to take advantage of the biobank infrastructure by customizing their own collections. Investigators must meet their own IRB approval.

For a custom collection, contact or call 1-855-778-7919.

Although the Biobank Core is a non-profit, it operates on a fee-for-service, or per-sample, basis to cover collection and processing costs.





Standard Specimen Requests

To apply for biospecimens, investigators must submit a completed Biospecimen Request Form . Upon approval of the request, an investigator must submit an IRB Protocol. If not affiliated with Cedars-Sinai, investigators must execute a Material Transfer Agreement (MTA).

Applications for specimens are typically reviewed within two weeks upon receipt by the Tissue Utilization Committee. Specimens are provided based upon scientific merit, funding source, and availability.