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Biospecimen Repository and Clinical Research Core (BRACC)


The Biospecimen Repository and Clinical Research Core​ (BRACC) was developed as an effort to facilitate collaboration among an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, scientists and coordinators, who aim to answer fundamental research questions related to blood and hemodynamic function during acute illness. ​

BRACC offers unique resources to CBOTH investigators and collaborating clinicians (within the University of Maryland Medical System) who are interested in red blood cell (RBC) physiology and transfusion-related translational research.


Services Offered

The services provided by BRACC staff include Biospecimen Repository Management and Clinical Research Support.

Biospecimen Repository Management

  • Information on cryopreservation techniques (Human & Animal samples) 
  • Guidance/Assistance with Sample Tracking

Clinical Research Support

  • Protocol Development (new projects)
  • Project Feasibility Assessments (new projects)
  • IRB/Regulatory Submission Assistance & Maintenance​ (all projects)
  • Recruitment/Enrollment 
  • Data Collection/Management



  • Barcoding System
  • Software: OpenSpecimen and OpenClinica
  • Thermo Fisher -80ºC Freezer TSX Series
  • -20ºC Freezer
  • 4C Cold Storage


To request assistance with a protocol or to join the BRACC Team, please contact:

Tobi Rowden

Tobi Rowden, RN,
Director, BRACC Core

Phone: 410-706-7068