Supporting research that may lead to scientific discoveries
We are a centralized clinical data and biospecimen repository within the CTC, and are supported as a core facility under the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (DHLRI). Our biorepository and its Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved Total Transplant Care Protocol (TTCP; IRB Protocol # 2017H0309) and TTCP Honest Broker Protocol (IRB Protocol # 2017H0309) cover the collection, processing, storage and distribution of human specimens and clinical data from Ohio State transplant patients and from healthy donors through Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement Agency.
Patients can participate in Ohio State’s Total Transplant Care Program (TTCP) by donating tissue to the Comprehensive Transplant Center’s Biorepository.
The CTC Biorepository and its IRB protocols function to facilitate efficient specimen and data access to researchers, lower administrative burdens, increase the patient participation rates and ensure the protection of patients and their data, while serving to stimulate human tissue research at OSU. Our hope is this translates into researchers being more competitive for grants and high impact publications that further moves our research institute toward an era of great scientific growth.