Augusta University Biorepository


and Central Repository for Biorepository Alliance of GA - Oncology (BRAG-Onc)

Biorepository

Specimens & Services I Obtaining Specimens I Services & Fees

The Biorepository (Tumor Tissue and Serum Repository or Tumor Bank) was established to provide a centralized service for biospecimen procurement and distribution, to support basic and translational research.

The repository is collecting and storing specimens under standardized conditions, with accompanying clinical and demographic information. The repository is supported by a web-accessible database for inventory management and annotation, and a long term storage facility with back-ups for cryo-preservation of biospecimens.

The Augusta University repository aims to comply with the most current Best Practices for Biorepositories as recommended by the NCI's OBBR and by ISBER.

More information about the repository and access is available under specimens and services found on the navigational menu.

In addition to serving the Augusta University research community, we also serve as the central coordinating hub for a statewide network, the Bio-Repository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology (BRAG-Onc). BRAG-Onc has been established with support from the Georgia Cancer Coalition (GCC), to represent the diversity of cancer patient population in Georgia and to enhance cancer research in the state.