We are a provincial program that provides services, support, and advice to researchers and biobanks on accessing, collecting, and utilizing human biospecimens and associated data for health research.

Our Research Platform

Our research platform draws on a collaborative network of clinicians and health care professionals working to engage with patients and to provide biospecimens and information to support translational cancer research in BC, Canada, and globally.

The BBRS provides the following services: 

  • For biospecimens - we provide access to our collection of banked biospecimens and provide custom contract prospective collection services for specific research projects 
  • For Researchers - we provide advice, training, education, and contract biobanking setup services to researchers and institutions wishing to set up their own collections 
  • For research involving biobanking and biobanks we operate the Canadian Tissue Repository (CTRNet) registration and certification programs that are accessed through the Biobank Resource Centre 


Advancing the efficiency and impact of biomedical research and data using human biospecimens.

Providing exceptional support and education on all aspects of biobanking globally.


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