The Nebraska Biobank

The Nebraska Biobank is a joint effort of the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and The Nebraska Medical Center.  The aim of the Nebraska Biobank is to speed research in health care.

The Nebraska Biobank is made up of left-over blood samples from patients who want to take part.  Health facts of the person such as illness, but not their name, will be linked to the stored sample so that researchers can ask for certain types of samples for their studies.  These samples will be used by researchers to learn how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease and to better understand normal life processes.  Read more about the Nebraska Biobank.

Information for Patients

Patient Information Brochure

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Information for Researchers

We are pleased to announce the first Nebraska Biobank RFA.  The Bank now contains over 10,000 specimens with an ongoing rate of about 2,000/month.  The biobank is accepting requests for projects to determine the availability of sufficient type and number of samples.  For this purpose the Biobank has created an RFA which will cover the costs of sample retrieval and processing.  Details regarding the submission criteria and deadlines can be found on the RFA linked hereDownload application form

How to Access Samples

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Information for Researchers