The GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center abides by the highest scientific and ethical standards to preserve the public’s trust as well as preserve and protect the specimens when distributing to others. We require that distributed specimens have no Personally Identifiable Information (PII). All shipped specimens should be coded and the link to required PII be supplied independently to the recipient.
All GRCF investigators must utilize written agreements to document shipping and sharing of human biospecimens via the JHU Technology Transfer Office. Written agreements for the transfer of biospecimens to commercial laboratories for diagnostic or other routine analysis take different forms and may depend on whether the entity is a for‐profit or private organization.
Packaging and shipping of human biospecimens must conform to all applicable regulations and standards, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and International Air Transport Association standards. All personnel involved in shipping biological materials are fully trained for both air and ground shipments.
Currently our bioshipping services are only offered to our GRCF Biorepository & Cell Center customers.