The NUH Tissue Repository (TR) is a well-established core facility with infrastructure in bio-banking and data collection. Its mission is to provide investigators with high quality clinical samples and associated data in a manner that is safe, efficient and ethical. TR ensures the harvesting, processing and storage of bio-specimens is in accordance with national legislation (PDPA, HBRA) and international best practices laid out by International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), a leading global organisation that promotes and harmonises high quality standards, ethical principles and innovation in the science and management of bio-repositories.
TR provides a platform for investigators to access bio-specimen related research and bio-banking resource management services at a fee for service. TR freezer farms at offsite warehouses provide solution in business continuity planning, addressing unforeseen events such as natural or man-made disasters or equipment failure that may render parts or all of inventories unusable. TR’s high throughput automated liquid handler for processing liquid bio-specimen enables TR to support large scale multi-centres projects in bio-banking. These are all made possible through the support of a core of multidisciplinary team in consent taking, bio-specimen accrual, processing, quality control, storage, retrieval, distribution, annotation of associated data and management.
The national grant funding body, e.g. NMRC, had specified that the cost of acquiring biological materials should be factored in the grant application.
Cost recovery for material obtained or services provided by TR is essential to maintain the operational feasibility and sustainability of the facility. TR is a non-profit, BRC (Biological Resource Centre) facility. The bio-banking pricing information reflects costs associated with consumables and costs related to the sample collection, processing, storage and distribution charges. TR will be able to assist in the budgeting for bio-banking services for researcher's grant proposal.
TR's bio-banking pricing schedule is enclosed and it does not apply to commercial/industrial users. Details of the fees will be provided separately upon application.
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To request for biological materials, please download and submit FORM030-02_TR Service Application Form (Word, 158KB) to Dr Eng Chon Boon and furnish us with the following document.Note: Annexes will be available upon receiving the TR Service application Form.
The dataset of Hospital-based Cancer Registry (HCR) was created according to the standards of North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Commission on Cancer (CoC).
Data elements are presented by Diagnosis Year. Other data elements not included in the table can be collected but subjected to availability of resources.
Click on the link to download the HCR Data Elements (PDF, 183KB).