The Center for Health Research has established the Northwest Research Repository as a resource to investigators and scientists conducting research in the public interest. We are committed to providing this resource while maintaining the confidentiality of our members. Scientists who are working in the area of genetics, genomic and personalized medicine are encouraged to explore the resource available to them through our growing sample collection.
Kaiser Permanente Northwest has retained biological specimens over the past five decades. Now in addition to specimens collected in pathology, we have established a biobank that contains over 48,000 samples that can be used for DNA studies.
The most valuable aspect of Kaiser Permanente Northwest’s biological specimens lies in the rich longitudinal data associated with each specimen. We have over 40 years of experience using our medical records to obtain in-depth phenotypic data.
If you are contemplating a study that involves Kaiser Permanente biological specimens, please click on the links to the right to learn more about collaborating with us.
Kaiser Permanente identifies financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) and other situations that may give rise to conflicts of interest, and addresses such situations to ensure research decisions made are in the best interests of KP, its research participants, patients, and members. Kaiser Permanente operates in accordance with federal regulations addressing research financial conflicts of interest through our Policy on FCOI in Research.
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