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.

Access these SOPs and information about the GTEx projectExternal Web Site Policy.

View a compiled list of additional biospecimen resources that may be of interest to cancer epidemiologists.

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