IMPAACT Specimen Repository
Any questions concerning implementation of the Repository Guidelines and prioritization of specimen shipments should be addressed to the IMPAACT Lab Steering Committee at email@example.com.
Request for Applications (RFA)
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) Network aims to increase investigator access to and use of stored biological specimens available at both the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) repository and the Fisher Scientific repository, both in Rockville, Maryland, for new laboratory-based scientific investigations. Read More
New address as of February 1, 2016:
Biomedical Research Institute
9410 Key West Avenue, First Floor
Rockville, MD 20850
All contact information, phone numbers, and email addresses will remain the same.
Phone: (301) 881-7636
Fax: (301) 770-9811
Specimen Storage Policy - this policy is currently under review
CDC Import Permit, Issued 23 November 2016 - NEW for Non-US sites and laboratories: there is a new CDC import permit for international shipments that sites must use after February 1, 2016.
Shipping and Storage SOP - policy is being revised
ACTG Specimen Request Form - DMC Password Required. This form is to be used when specimens are to be mobilized from one location to another or to find a large group of specimens meeting specific criteria.
Repository Specimen Request Form - DMC Password Required. This form is for Retrieval of Individual Patient Samples from the Repository.
Shipping Container Order Form - Shipping containers should be ordered at least 1 week prior to your designated shipping week.
Approved IMPAACT Protocols for Specimen Shipments to BRI
IRB Approval Documents
IMPAACT/ACTG Specimen Repository Interactive Search Tool
The specimen repositories are a collaboration between the ACTG and IMPAACT clinical trial networks to make the large body of specimens collected for HIV research available to investigators. You can use the interactive search tool on this website to learn about the types of specimens available at the repositories. After completing a search, you can see the number of specimens and unique participants available, information about the studies for which they were collected, and what research was published for those studies. The search tool will also provide you with a report that lists your specimens of interest. You can then use this report to help write your research proposal to the network.