BC BioLibrary

Principal Investigator: 


  • Ian MacKenzie
    University of British Columbia/Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute
  • Peter Watson
    University of British Columbia/BC Cancer Agency

Funding completed December 31, 2012

This platform provides the governance and operations strategy to support the creation of the BC BioLibrary to ensure that researchers across the province have access to the highest quality biological specimens to support studies to expand our understanding of health, as well as the origins, course and treatment of disease. It brings together a network of advocates, researchers, clinicians, ethicists and information technology professionals whose goal is to improve access to biological specimens, such as tumour samples, within a framework that supports appropriate standards of quality, security, ethics and privacy in relation to the collection, storage and use of these specimens. The goal is to ensure that high quality, standardized biological materials are available to support the full range of research applications, including clinical trials, drug discovery, biomedical imaging technologies, proteomics, genomics, metabolomics and population-based outcome studies.

Host Institution: 
University of British Columbia
Research Location: 
University of British Columbia