On October 1, the NHLBI launched a new Web site about the Biologic Specimen and Data Repository Information Coordinating Center, or BioLINCC.
BioLINCC facilitates access to two valuable NHLBI scientific resources: the Biologic Specimen Repository and the NHLBI data set repository. Investigators will now be able to search for data and biospecimens collected on NHLBI-supported clinical trials and epidemiological studies. Using BioLINCC, investigators can electronically request access to biospecimens and data sets and submit requests to store new biospecimen collections.
To date, 2.9 million biospecimens from eight study collections and over 70 data sets with clinical and phenotypic data are available to the scientific community on BioLINCC. The number of biospecimen collections is expected to rise in the coming months, as the phenotypic data continues to be linked to the biospecimen inventory.
For more information, visit https://biolincc.nhlbi.nih.gov/.