Data and Biospecimen Utilization Committee (DBUC)

Cancer Biospecimen and Data

The DBUC committee establishes requirements to ensure that all cancer specimens held by all Masonic Cancer Center-supported banks and all data in Masonic Cancer Center-
supported patient registries have been acquired and managed responsibly in the same manner and in accordance with all applicable state, federal and university regulations and
policies.

  • MCC members can request and receive biospecimens and/or data
  • DBUC supports Material Transfer Agreements for biospecimen shipments from biobanks to external collaborators
  • An IRB is required for identifiable biospecimens and data while it is determined case-by-case for de-identifiable biospecimens and data
  • Each of the biobank sample/data release will be approved by DBUC panel committee members assigned by each of the biobanks
  • For further details regarding the process contact the DBUC admin and view the latest version of the charter here: DBUC Charter. The DBUC charter was approved by Masonic Cancer Center leadership and signed by Dr. Yee on October 10, 2020.

Our Process

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List of MCC Biobanks

Biobank Sample Request Application Form

  • MT2009-22R Immune Reconstitution Biobank IMR-2009NTLS116, PI: Dr. Jeffrey Miller
    Sample Inventory Report
  • Hematologic Disorder Tissue Bank
    HMTB-2009NTLS130, PI: Dr. Veronika Bachanova
    Sample Inventory Report
  • Immune Monitoring Biobank
    IMR2-2017NTLS045, PI: Dr. Shernan Holton
    Sample Inventory Report
  • Lung Cancer Biobank
    2015NTLS120, PI: Dr. Naomi Fujioka
  • Solid Tumor Cancer Specimen Bank
    2016NTLS035, PI: Dr. Heather Nelson

Sample inventory reports are updated monthly.

Freezerwork Service

  • Freezerworks is a freezer inventory program designed to make sample tracking and biorepository management easy
  • Freezerworks is available for MCC members through CRTI
  • DBUC will oversee Freezerworks administration across research groups 
  • Beginning fall of 2022, DBUC will onboard interested research groups to the Freezerworks software 
  • If interested please contact dbuc@umn.edu

Contacts