Copenhagen University Biobank for Experimental research (CUBE) – University of Copenhagen

29 November 2012

Copenhagen University Biobank for Experimental research (CUBE)

Technical specifications
Biobank - sample storage facility. We store in principle any kind of biological material that may be of interest to other researchers. The amount and type of banked samples varies between experiments but blood fractions (e.g. serum, plasma, leucocytes and erythrocytes), urine, fecal samples and various tissue samples are the most common. We store most samples in 1 mL polypropylene cryo vials.

Samples are generally stored below -80°C but other storage may be specified for certain samples. We expect in the future to be able to offer custody also at -150°C. Certain samples such as paraffin embedded or formalin fixed tissues are generally stored at room temperature within the facilities.

Use of equipment
Storage of spare samples in order to invite collaboration, especially with profiling technologies (‘omics).
If you plan to perform research producing samples for CUBE you may wish to get advice on Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs). You can browse our list of general SOPs for collection, handling and storage of the most common types of samples. These lists are provided by CUBE.

Target group
Internal or external researchers with a password to CUBE are eligible to deposit samples.
Any large project consortium or Institute at the Universtiy of Copenhagen. Includes collaborators in specific projects. For storage of human samples it is necessary that the Institute has an approval for biobanking from the Danish Data Inspection authority.

Additional information
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