COVID-19 Biorepository

The COVID-19 Biorepository is a resource available to BMC and BU investigators and contains biologic samples representing the arc of the pandemic, with samples from the onset in the Boston area and collection ongoing.

As of October 2021, the Biorepository housed over 40,000 individual sample aliquots from over 10,000 unique BMC patients. Our samples represent the diversity and unique characteristics of BMC’s patient population, and are in many cases from patient populations disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

Sample Sources


Sample Types


COVID-19 Biorepository Scientific Review Committee (SRC)

Each COVID-19 Biorepository sample request is reviewed by a committee of faculty members with expertise relevant to COVID-19 science. Sample requests are reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Scientific rigor and reproducibility;
  2. Aims and hypotheses;
  3. Feasibility, and
  4. Available resources.



Elizabeth Duffy, MA
Core Director

For all inquiries related to the LABS Core, please contact us at


Laboratory and Biorepository Research Services (LABS)
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BMC
One Boston Medical Center Place
Boston, MA 02118


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