EGRP News Flash - September 12, 2012
Public Release of Standard Operating Procedures for Genotype-Tissue Expression Project
The NCI's cancer Human Biobank (caHUB) program released a compendium of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that are currently guiding the collection of normal human biospecimens for the NIH Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project.
These SOPs delineate the procedures that govern biospecimen collection, processing, storage, and distribution for GTEx. While they reflect specific logistics required by caHUB to collect tissues for GTEx, these SOPs can serve as a model for other scientists wishing to collect tissue for experimental purposes from rapid autopsies and organ donors.