Scope of Service
BioCoR is not a biorepository but a core resource in biopreservation of biospecimens that serves the conduct of all basic, translational and clinical research that utilize biospecimens.
As a resource, BioCoR provides three basic functions for individual researchers and institutions (academic, industrial, and government):
- Service Resource for those who need assistance in developing standard biopreservation protocols and techniques;
- Research Resource where new methods of preserving biospecimens and technology to improve biospecimen quality are developed, directly feeding back into the service resource; and
- Education/Training Resource for educating individuals and institutions on the scientific basis for preservation, teaching best practices and supplying protocol-specific as a service to the community.