As we enter the era of next-generation biobanking, robust data infrastructure for biospecimens remains a critical need for the multitude of research activities across campus. UCSF's Biobank Informatics Toolkit serves as the backbone to biospecimen research activity at UCSF.

Virtual Biobanking: BioCatalyst

To help address the underutilization of biospecimens and provide a central ecosystem of all associated clinical and transomic data, BIOS is implementing a virtual platform called BioCatalyst.

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Biobanking Management System

BIOS supports an enterprise platform that enable all biobanks at UCSF to individually track and manage inventory. The system will help ensure best practices are followed by all participating labs.

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Electronic Biobank Consent

Enroll and recruit participants for biospecimen collections using BIOS' electronic universal consent which integrates directly with UCSF's medical record system and MyChart.

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Most academic biorepositories lack both the technology and expertise required to efficiently leverage biospecimen data in support of systems biology and precision medicine. BIOS aims to solve this gap in infrastructure through the implementation of three key solutions: BioCatalyst (a Virtual Biobank platform), an Enterprise Biospecimen Management System, and an Electronic Consent Portal.