Biospecimen Navigator Platform
Welcome to the Biospecimen Navigator Platform (BNP). Our goal is to help you decide how to acquire the biospecimens that you need for your research.
There are three possible mechanisms for acquiring biospecimens that can be summarized as locating, contracting and creating.
To help you to determine which mechanism to use for your study and to provide you with some guidance on how to pursue the recommended mechanism, this site provides
- a simple decision tool that you can use to identify the optimal mechanism for a specific study
- a set of guides for you to use in pursuing each mechanism
- a set of educational materials for you to learn more about what is involved in each mechanism