Archive for August, 2013

NIDDK Central Repository: Facilitating Scientific Research for Over Ten Years

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Central Repository provides information on studies funded by the NIDDK. Currently, data are available from 45 studies by request, including 40 sample types and over 6 million biospecimens. There are 49 ongoing studies being tracked or curated, and the Study Inventory List indicates whether samples can be shared. There are three sites which constitute this repository: Fisher BioServices, Inc. (Biosample Repository), Rutgers Lab (Genetics Repository), and RTI International (Central Data Repository). “These Repositories enable scientists not involved in the original study to test new hypotheses without any new data or biospecimen collection, and they provide the opportunity to pool data across several studies to increase the power of statistical analyses.”

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