Virtual Biospecimen Discovery

A service of the UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC)

The VBD is a biospecimen resource database designed to help researchers locate various biorepositories that may have samples needed for their investigational research. Investigators can search the database and potentially gain access to samples of various tumor, organ, and preservation methods. The VBD does not oversee or take responsibility for the content, quality or data of the samples collections of the biorepositories participating in the VBD.

VBD Policy

  • VBD Service identifies potential research samples being stored in participating biobanks and provides biobank contact information
  • Researchers must contact participating biobanks directly for subsequent information and/or request of samples