Researcher Resources

Types of samples

Available specimens include tissue from biopsies or surgeries, blood, and other biological fluids. To learn about the available specimens, please see Specimen Collection for more information.

Types of data

Information from the medical record, including:

  • Diagnosis
  • Response to therapy
  • Genetic markers


The Atlantic Canada Biobank, the ACBC resources are available to researchers worldwide, subject to our approval process.

Study review criteria

The following criteria are considered in the application review:

  • Number of subject and type/amount of sample required
  • Overlap with active projects
  • Documentation of project approval by the researcher's own institutional Research Ethics Board.


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