Human Tissue Repository Core
The Human Tissue Repository Core (HTRC) facilitates storage and the dispersal of human tissue samples. These samples will be available for researchers across campus, especially for researchers in the Host-Pathogen Interaction COBRE (Center of Biomedical Research Excellence, funded by National Institutes of Health) residing in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
- The HTRC provides well-conserved human tissue samples for scientific research to enhance translational relevance. We may also provide simple demographic and histopathologic information of these samples to correlate with clinical data while maintaining confidentiality for these patients.
- The HTRC helps guide your preparation of Institutional Review Board protocols, prepare human primary cells, procure and store tissue specimens (e.g., nasal and respiratory tissues, etc.) through routine consultation or seminars.
- The HTRC provides some technical assistance to perform human-subject-related research and to identify your need when performing translational-related research.
- The HTRC can also help coordinate collaboration or other aspects for you to prepare federal and organizational grant applications to increase success rates.
The UND HTRC is funded by the NIH Host-Pathogen Interaction COBRE grant and is governed by an advisory board to help facilitate the task and enhance work activities.