Collection Site Selection
The Pfizer CCOGC Biospecimen Repository initiated collection of tissues at three institutions in 2007 (Colorado State University, Ohio State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison). Institutional sites were selected by competitive review of applications responding to a CCOGC RFP issues in 2006. Sites were selected based on case-load, experience with sample collection, personnel and physical infrastructure, and institutional commitment to the banking effort. A second RFP was completed in early 2008 from which four new institutions were selected (Tufts University, University of Missouri, University of California at Davis, and Michigan State University. These four new sites began collecting tissues in spring of 2008.