For researchers: Methods & procedures
Access to high-quality specimens, collected and handled in standardized ways that minimize potential bias or confounding factors, is key to the “bench to bedside” aim of translational research.
The methods implemented by the Alfred Neuroscience Bio-databank (ANB) have been developed using standard protocols in the individual fields and following best practices.
Researchers are welcome to request a copy of a specific SOP to ensure that the materials are processed and stored in a manner that is compatible with their intended experimental procedures. All protocols are subject to rigorous validation testing and strict quality assurance standards.
Send us an email to request any of the below protocols in PDF format.
- Blood Collection
- Plasma and Buffy Coat Isolation
- Serum Isolation
- DNA Isolation
- RNA Isolation
- Collection of Skin Tissue Biopsies
- Collection and processing of Brain Tissue Samples
- CSF Processing
- PBMC (peripheral blood monocyte cells) isolation from blood samples.
In addition, the ANB also offers sample processing services to our collaborators, and members of the ANB family. All projects are subject to review by the ANB Steering Committee and our staff is available for individual consultation and experimental design setup on request.
The following documents can also be provided by email on request:
- ANB’s Ethically Defensible Plan
- Research Collaborative Agreement template
- Material Transfer Agreement - Outgoing
- ANB’s Workflow (the document includes information regarding sample processing, database integration services provided by ANB, biomaterial transfer and shipping services and data linkage facilities).