The Office for Health and Medical Research (OHMR), NSW Health Pathology (NSWHP), the Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW) and the NSW Cancer Biobanking Stakeholder Network (BSN) conducted a survey of organisations regarding their biobank infrastructure. A total of 44 biobanks responded to the survey providing information that will assist in the development of a state-wide approach to biobanking.

The Registry contains information* provided by participating biobanks, including:

  • Classification of biobank types and collection focus
  • Sample types and numbers currently stored
  • Data types and numbers currently provided
  • Biobank contact names, details and websites (if available)

* Information as at May 2015.

To make further enquiries, please contact the biobank directly. For contact details please see Biobank Type - Cancer, Biobank Type - Other Diseases, Biobank Type - Population and Biobank Type - Hybrid.

To obtain further details, see NSW Biobanks Data Stored and NSW Biobanks Samples Stored.

NOTE: If you wish to have your biobank on this website, or for participating biobanks if you would like to update your details, please contact the Office via email on ohmr@doh.health.nsw.gov.au or phone on 02 9391 9228 and our staff will assist you.

The following abbreviations are used in this Registry:

  • APA - Access to large pathology archive
  • AS - Ascites
  • BB&S - Brain blocks and slices
  • BL - Baseline data only
  • BM - Bone marrow (whole tissue)
  • BMMNC - Bone marrow mononuclear cells
  • BP - Blood pellets
  • BDNA - Blood deoxyribonucleic acid
  • CL - Cell lines
  • CLA - Cell line ampoules
  • CSF - Cerebrospinal fluid
  • DIT - Digital image of tissue sections
  • PB - Paraffin blocks
  • PBMC - Peripheral blood mononuclear cell
  • PL - Pleural fluid
  • PS - Paraffin sections
  • RNA - Ribonucleic acid
  • T&C - Tissue and cell
  • TDNA - Tissue deoxyribonucleic acid
  • TRNA - Tissue ribonucleic acid
  • NR - No response to survey question
  • Y - Sample stored but numbers not provided
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Page Updated: Thursday 21 May 2015