The Duke Biobank is a resource based in the Duke Translational Research Institute, that is available to clinical and translational researchers who collect, store and distribute human biological samples. The Duke Biobank provides education regarding Biobanking Best Practices through DOCR and is available for one-on-one consultations regarding improving biobanking practices and activities.

Index of Biospecimens

The Index of Biospecimens is a catalog of existing clinical research biological samples at Duke that may be available for sharing.


The LabVantage system is being implemented to serve as Duke's enterprise system for Biobanking Information Management System.

Biospecimen Repository
and Processing Core

The Biospecimen Repository and Processing Core is Duke's central tissue procurement core in the Department of Pathology and the Duke Cancer Institute.

Biofluids Shared Resource
(formerly DNA Bank)

The Biofluids Shared Resource (formerly DNA Bank) is a shared resource that specializes in blood and DNA biobanking and blood derivatives.

Biobanking Resources

Biobanking Resources, Articles, and Standard Terminology

Duke Biobanking Policies

Duke Biobanking Policies