Any questions concerning implementation of the Repository Guidelines and prioritization of specimen shipments should be addressed to the IMPAACT Lab Steering Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New address as of February 1, 2016:
Biomedical Research Institute
9410 Key West Avenue, First Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
All contact information, phone numbers, and email addresses will remain the same.
Phone: (301) 881-7636
Fax: (301) 770-9811
- Specimen Storage Policy - this policy is currently under review
- IMPAACT Specimen Shipping Memo (15 July 2020)
- NICHD Repository Shipping SOP 5.0
- CDC Import Permit, Issued 24 August 2020 - NEW for Non-US sites and laboratories.
- Shipping and Storage SOP - policy is being revised
- ACTG Specimen Request Form - DMC Password Required. This form is to be used when specimens are to be mobilized from one location to another or to find a large group of specimens meeting specific criteria.
- Repository Specimen Request Form - DMC Password Required. This form is for Retrieval of Individual Patient Samples from the Repository.
- Shipping Container Order Form - Shipping containers should be ordered at least 1 week prior to your designated shipping week.
Approved IMPAACT Protocols for Specimen Shipments to BRI
IRB Approval Documents
- IRB Continuing Review Approval – February 2016
- IRB Continuing Review Approval - January 2018
- IRB Continuing Review Approval - January 2019
- IRB Continuing Review Approval - December 2019
IMPAACT/ACTG Specimen Repository Interactive Search Tool
Investigators are encouraged to take advantage of the large inventory of biological specimens in the IMPAACT and ACTG repositories for new investigations. The specimens stored at the repositories were initially collected for specific HIV-related studies that have concluded and are now publicly available for use. To increase investigator access to these specimens, an interactive search tool is available at the following website: http://www.specimenrepository.org/RepositorySite/home.html. Here, investigators can learn about the types and numbers of specimens available, information about the studies for which they were collected, and what research was published for those studies. The search tool will also provide a report that lists your specimens of interest. You can then use this report to help write your research proposal to the network.
Investigations using biological specimens from completed IMPAACT studies should be proposed via a New Works Concept Sheet (NWCS), which is accessible here: New Works Concept Sheet (NWCS). Completed NWCSs should be submitted to the IMPAACT Operations Center for review by the IMPAACT network using this email address: email@example.com.
More information on the NWCS submission and review processes is available in Section 15 of the network Manual of Procedures here.