Westmead Biobank

Certification Status: In Review
Registration Status: Completed

Westmead Biobank provides central facilities and services to support best-practice biobanking at Westmead. Located within the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR), it is one of 8 Westmead Research Hub core facilities supporting researchers across the campus. As a central fee-for-service facility, Westmead Biobank provides biobanking services for multiple biobanks and research groups with different disease focuses. Services include biospecimen collection, processing, storage and distribution, of human and other biospecimens. Future development of Westmead Biobank aims to expand services to cover the management of multiple collections under a unified governance structure and streamline researcher access to materials to ensure that the strengths in biobanking at Westmead are maximally translated into research outcomes.

Registered Biobank Name Westmead Biobank
Biobank Leader Karena Pryce
Principal Investigator Karena Pryce
Address 176 Hawkesbury Rd
Westmead, NSW, Australia
Website https://www.westmead.org.au/core-facilities/our-facilities/biobanking/
Email for biobank inquiries westmead.biobank@wimr.org.au
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
Poly - Collection aimed at supporting undetermined, multiple users with ethics approved research projects, through a defined access/application mechanism.
Biospecimen Collected: