Scripps Clinic Medical Group and Scripps Health have developed a bio-repository as a resource for physicians and scientists to have access to various biological materials for the purposes of conducting research on many diseases and health conditions.
A bio-repository is a collection of human biological materials (i.e., tissue, urine, saliva and blood) that can serve as samples capable of being linked to genetic information and/or a person’s medical history. Through the use of stored genetic material and clinical information, researchers can complete work that may lead to the development of new diagnostic tests and targeted or personalized treatments for diseases. One of the goals of the Scripps Clinic/Scripps Health Bio-Repository is to help translate scientific discoveries made in the laboratory into new treatments and improved health for Scripps patients and throughout the world.
Participation in the bio-repository is completely voluntary, and we are continuously looking for enrollees who receive care within the Scripps Health system. Search for a study that you may qualify to participate in.
If you choose to participate in the bio-repository, you will be asked to sign a consent form. You can review the consent form here (PDF, 310 KB), but it must be signed with Scripps personnel present at the time we're collecting the samples.
The information you provide will remain strictly confidential. You will be assigned a study number, which is a unique identifier in our database and on your samples. This makes you completely anonymous to everyone except the research team.
If you need samples for a study you are currently conducting, please fill out our request form (PDF, 130 KB). (You will need to download the form and save a copy on your computer. After you complete the request, click “submit” at the bottom of the form and it will open your email application to send the form.)
If you are currently enrolling patients into a study and would like to partner with us to facilitate recruitment and collection, contact us at the email below.