A biobank is a storage facility that stores and manages biological samples, or biosamples, for use in research. The All of Us Research Program collects blood, urine, and saliva samples from many participants. These are called “biosamples” and need to be stored in special ways.
The All of Us Research Program biobank partnership has been awarded to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic created a specialized facility for the All of Us Research Program. The biobank supports the collection, analysis, storage, and distribution of the biosamples that the program collects for research purposes.