Following tissue banks are supported by Research IT. These are custom solutions taking research workflows into account.


Bone Marrow Transplant Tissue Bank

The BMT Tissue Bank is an important core facility of the Bone Marrow Transplant Program. Research IT worked with researchers and lab managers at the BMT Tissue Bank to define a simplified workflow for processing incoming plasma and cell samples. In order to streamline the process, the team built a custom application to print out all the vial processing labels required for each incoming sample.


Cancer Institute Tissue Bank

The Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center Tissue Bank stores research samples of both solid tumor and blood from cancer patients, with an emphasis on prostate.


Hematology Tissue Bank

Research IT provides biospecimen data management services to the Stanford Hematology Division Tissue Bank on the STARR platform. Under the sponsorship and direction of Jason Gotlib MD, Associate Professor of Hematology, this project was initiated in September 2007 and completed in late 2009. The project's first phase targeted the deployment of a custom rapid data entry module to ensure the highest possible accuracy and completeness for each biospecimen bank record, and a custom designed "box report" that presents the contents of each freezer box as a spatial map corresponding to the physical layout of the box itself. The second phase of the project added the generalized data extraction and advanced search tools of the STARR platform.