Grant Application Assistance
The Lowy Biorepository provides grant application assistance to researchers wanting to include the costs of biospecimens and associated data that are a part of their research project for grant applications, such as NHMRC. This is for projects that will collect and store at the Biorepository for specific PI driven research.
The Lowy Biorepository can provide you with a quote for specimen access and storage, and a description of Lowy Biorepository services and benefits, to include in your application. Should the PI wish to make their specimens available to collaborators etc with ethics approval we are also able to facilitate this within the restraints of the consents applied to the original collections. We also offer the option of an Material Transfer Agreement to third party applicants who do not wish to enter into a collaboration with the PI of the specimen collection.
Access to HSA Biobank Specimens
In addition to specific PI collections the Lowy Biorepository also manages the Health Science Alliance (HSA) Biobank, an initiative of the Translational Cancer Research Network. The HSA Biobank is collecting and storing biospecimens and associated information from consenting participants undergoing surgery or other procedures at hospitals within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD). It is a unique and varied collection of biospecimens and associated data that is available to all researchers undertaking HREC-approved studies.
Researchers who have ethics approved studies requiring specimens/data that have already been collected under a generic consent for future research can apply for access, see the website for further details.
Lowy Biorepository website