2024-02-07

The Most Downloaded SOPs in 2023

View the most downloaded SOPs from the BRD's SOP Library in 2023 by clicking below.

  1. Tissue Processing SOP (UCHC Tissue Repository)
  2. Labeling SOP (NIEHS)
  3. Vaginal Swab Collection SOP (GAPPS Repository)
  4. RNA Isolation SOP (CC GMI)
  5. Laboratory Shipping Protocols (NIEHS)
2023-12-13

New Biobanking for Precision Medicine Seminar

Join us on Wednesday, December 13th at 2:00 pm EST for a Biobanking for Precision Medicine Seminar by Dr. Sheri Schully entitled "Data Management and Sharing in the All Us Research Program".

2023-11-16

New SOP added to the BRD SOP Library!

The CDC contributed a new protocol to the SOP Library.  View it HERE.

2023-11-02

The Human Tissue Network (HTAN) contributed to the BRD SOP Library!

View SOPs from HTAN HERE.

2023-10-16

Biobanking in Precision Medicine Seminar

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at 2:00 pm ET for a Biobanking for Precision Medicine Seminar by Dr. Veena Gopalakrishnan, Anita Mohandas, and Dr. Mark A. Jensen entitled "Data Management for NCI's Cancer Moonshot Biobank - A Case Study". 

Register HERE

2023-09-07

Biobanking in Precision Medicine Seminar

Join us on Monday, September 11th at 11:00 am ET for a Biobanking for Precision Medicine Seminar by Dr. Jaime M. Guidry Auvil and Dr. Emily Boja entitled "From Biospecimen to Data and Knowledge: Driving Impactful Resource Sharing for Cancer Research". Register Here.

2023-05-16

New NCI Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices (NCI BEBP) NOW AVAILABLE!

The expert-vetted NCI BEBP details blood collection and processing procedures specifically tailored for miRNA analysis. View the BEBP on BBRB’s website and in the BRD!

2023-05-05

Just Published!

Announcement of a new NCI Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices on blood collection and processing for miRNA analysis is available ahead of print in Clinical Chemistry Laboratory Medicine.

2023-05-03

We're at the ISBER 2023 Annual Meeting!

Stop by and learn more about:

NCI Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices: Poster PA-06, Session 1 on Wednesday, May 3rd from 6:00-7:00 pm

Biospecimen and Data Resources from the Cancer Moonshot Biobank: Poster PG-07, Session 2 on Thursday, May 4 from 6:00 -7:00 pm

2023-03-13

The Most Downloaded SOPs in 2022

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs from the BRD's SOP Library were

2023-03-03

Contribute to the BRD SOP Library

SOPs have been downloaded from the Biospecimen Research Database’s SOP Library more than 1 million times!

Share SOPs used by your repository or biobank in NCI’s BRD today.

2022-10-07

New Findings from NCI's BPV Program have been Published

A new study from NCI's Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables (BPV) Program is now available that reports effects on aCGH results in FFPE RCC specimens after a delay to fixation ≥3 h or a fixation time of 72 h.

View the PubMed Citation Here

View the BRD Curation Here

2022-09-29

New SOPs were Recently Added to the BRD SOP Library

New Contributing SOP Sources Include:

 

2022-04-15

The Most Downloaded SOPs from the BRD

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs from the BRD are:

Cell Viability Testing by the NIEHS

Laboratory Shipping Protocols by the NIEHS 

Labeling SOP by the NIEHS

Whole Blood Washing Method by the Immune Tolerance Network

Vaginal Swab Collection by the GAPPS Repository

2022-01-06

New SOPs have been added to the BRD!

Click the links below to view SOPs added from each new Source organization.

Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers and Cancer Immunologic Data Commons Network (CIMAC-CIDC Network)

University of Ottawa Heart Institute Biobank (UOHI Biobank)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Peripheral Neuropathy Research Registry (PNRR)

2022-01-06

New Paper Suggestion!

Jeffs 2019: Our newest Paper Suggestion reports a mass spec marker of thaw duration for plasma/serum. https://lnkd.in/d8NQcpRC 

2021-06-28

New SOPs in the BRD!

Click the links below to view the new SOPs that have recently been added to the BRD.

Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) Biobank Core

European Association of Urology Research Foundation (EAU)

University of Arizona Cancer Center Tissue Acquisition and Cellular/Molecular Analysis Shared Resource (UACC-TACMASR)

2021-05-14

The JHC Editor's Choice Article for May is a BPV Program Study

The May Editor's Choice Article for Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry is "Impact of Preanalytical Factors on the Measurement of Tumor Tissue Biomarkers Using Immunohistochemistry" by Bagchi et al.

Read it HERE

View the BRD Curation HERE

 

2021-03-12

New Study from NCI’s BPV Program Now Available!

Effects of delay-to-fixation and time-in-fixative on IHC staining of cancer biomarkers

Click Here for the Article

Click Here for the Curation

2021-03-09

SOPs Related to SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19)

A compendium of SOPs related to the collection and testing for the novel 2019 coronavirus (SARS-CoV2, COVID-19) is  available: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop-compendium/show/1361.

2021-01-27

Most Popular SOPs in 2020

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs from the BRD in 2020 were supplied by:

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/941

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/944

CDC: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/563

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/945

GAPPS Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/890

2020-10-07

New SOP Compendiums on Snap-freezing Tissue

Two new compendiums of SOPs related to snap-freezing tissue specimens are now available:

 For SOPs that specify dry ice CLICK HERE.

For SOPs that specify liquid nitrogen CLICK HERE.

The NCI BEBP document for snap-freezing tissue can be found HERE.

2020-08-03

ISBER 2020 Electronic Posters Now Available!

CLICK HERE to view the ISBER 2020 electronic poster on the BRD.

View other's electronic posters on the ISBER 2020 main page HERE.

 

2020-08-03

SOPs Related to SARS-CoV2 (COVID19)

A new compendium of SOPs related to the collection and testing for the novel 2019 coronavirus (SARS-CoV2, COVID19) is now available: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop-compendium/show/1361.

2020-07-28

LAST WEEK to participate in the BRD Survey

The BRD user survey will close this Friday, 7/31/20.  Your responses will help us better tailor the BRD's content to the needs of the community. Consider taking the short 6 question survey by CLICKING HERE.

2020-07-10

BRD Visitor Survey is Now Open!

Please take a short survey on how you're using SOPs from the BRD by CLICKING HERE.

2020-03-03

NEW Expert-Vetted BEBP Now Available!

A new Expert-Vetted Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices document on blood collection and processing for cfDNA analysis is  now available. 

Click here to view the BEBP document

Click here to view the accompanying publication

2020-02-13

Most Popular SOPs in 2019

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs in the BRD in 2019 were supplied by:

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/941

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/944

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/945

CC GMI: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/823

GAPPS Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/890

2019-05-21

Most Popular SOPs in 2018

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs in the BRD in 2018 were supplied by:

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/941

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/944

GAPPS Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/890

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/945

CC GMI: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/823

2019-05-15

New Article Published from NCI's Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables (BPV) Program

A new article from NCI's BPV Program is now available that reports deleterious effects of formalin-fixation and delays to fixation on RNA and miRNA-Seq profiles.

View the BRD Curation at https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/paper/sci-rep/2019/deleterious-effects-of-formalin-fixation-and-delays-to-fixation/129450

View the PubMed Abstract at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31061401

2019-05-09

2019 Annual ISBER Meeting

Be sure to check out the presentation by NCI/BBRB's Helen Moore this Friday during the Biospecimen Science Session (4C), "The Evidence Base for Controlling and Mitigating Pre-analytical Variation".

2019-05-07

2019 Annual ISBER Meeting

At ISBER?  Stop by and visit the BRD poster on quality assessment methods represented in the SOP Library (#PBR16).  

2019-02-27

New Article Published from NCI's Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables Program

Results from NCI's Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables (BPV) Program on effects of a delay to fixation and time in fixative on DNA and RNA quality have been published. View the article at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30785788.

2019-02-15

SOPs from the Biospecimen Pre-analytical Variables (BPV) Program are now available!

View them at: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop-compendium/show/1181.

2018-12-20

New SOPs added to the BRD!

SOPs from the Prostate Cancer Biorepository Network (PCBN) were added to the BRD. View them at: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop-compendium/show/1141

 

2018-08-20

New Expert-Vetted BEBP Now Available

A new Expert-Vetted Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices document on nucleic acid extraction from FFPE tissue blocks is now available in the BRD's SOP library.  Visit the publication announcing the release at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29920119.

2018-05-22

ISBER 2018 Meeting

Don't miss BBRB's presentation on comparisons among SOPs from the BRD's SOP Library during this Wednesday's (5/23/18) morning session at the ISBER 2018 Annual Meeting.

Later, stop by and visit the ISBER Tool Bench at 3:30 pm (Wednesday, 5/23/18) to learn more about the BRD and how it may be of use to you.

2018-04-16

AACR Annual Meeting 2018

Stop by and visit BBRB's poster (Abstract #4763) on the BRD and the Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices document series at the AACR Annual Meeting 2018 on 4/17.

2018-01-31

The 4th edition of the ISBER Best Practices is Now Available!

The newest edition of the ISBER Best Practices was released on January 31, 2018. View the document at http://www.isber.org/?page=BPR.

2018-01-10

Most Popular SOPs in 2017

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs in the BRD in 2017 were supplied by:

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/944

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/941

GAPPS Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/890

UCHC Tissue Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/841

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/945

2018-01-03

New Review from BBRB: Understanding preanalytical variables and their effects on clinical biomarkers of oncology and immunotherapy

The review, which appears in a special issue of Seminars in Cancer Biology, summarizes reported effects of preanalytical variability on immunologically relevant biomarkers.  Find it here.

2017-07-28

2017 Global Biobank Week Conference

Stop by and visit BBRB's poster on the NCI's Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices (BEBP) document series at the Global Biobank Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden September 13th-15th.

2017-05-05

ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting

Stop by and visit BBRB's poster on the BRD and the Biospecimen Evidence-Based Practices document series at the ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting on May 11th.

2017-02-13

Most Popular SOPs in 2016

The top 5 most downloaded SOPs in the BRD in 2016 were supplied by

NIEHS: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/944, https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/945

CC GMI: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/823

GAPPS Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/890

UCHC Tissue Repository: https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop/show/841

2017-01-30

New SOPs were submitted from Q-CROC

New SOPs from the Consortium de Recherche en Oncologie Clinique du Québec (Q-CROC) were added to the BRD. View them at https://brd.nci.nih.gov/brd/sop-compendium/show/601.

2016-10-04

ISBER 2016 Regional Meeting

Visit BBRB's poster on the BRD at the ISBER Regional Meeting in Bethesda, MD on Nov 7th and 8th. http://meetings.isber.org/regional2016/

2016-07-06

New SOPs added!

SOPs from NIH's Epidemiology & Genomics Research Program were added to the BRD. View them at

2015-05-04

Did you know that PubMed links out to the BRD?

Look for a link to the BRD on the bottom of the PubMed abstract page, under "LinkOut-more resources".

2015-04-06

New Review from BBRB. Accuracy of Molecular Data Generated with FFPE Biospecimens: Lessons from the Literature

The review appears in Cancer Research's OnlineFirst section, and both summarizes the challenges associated with molecular analysis of FFPE biospecimens as well as highlights analytical techniques and parameters that result in strong concordance with a fresh or frozen cohort.

Click here to read the article.

2015-03-30

ISBER Biospecimen Science Literature Compilation

The ISBER Biospecimen Science Working Group has compiled hundreds of biospecimen science references from both the clinical and the environmental sectors: click here!