Explore Our Inventory

The ACSR is happy to assist researchers in determining  the availability of samples required for their research. Exact numbers of specimens available, particularly for rare sample types/diagnoses, cannot be guaranteed as our inventory is dynamic.  To learn more about the availability of samples required for your research, contact us!

TISSUE MICROARRAYS (TMAs) in the ACSR Virtual Biorepository

Images of select number of ACSR Tissue Microarrays are viewable via the ACSR Virtual Biorepository. The Image Access Form must be completed to access the Virtual Biorepository’s Dashboard.

How to apply

The ACSR accepts two types of Letters of Intent (LOI), Feasibility (Short) and Standard LOIs, on an ongoing basis for HIV-related research projects.  The application process is simple and straightforward.  The LOI hyperlinks below will bring you to the downloadable fillable pdf form (with its imbedded instructions) that best fits your research needs.

  • The Feasibility (Short) LOI is intended for studies that require a total of 20 or fewer samples.  Applicable projects include test/assay development, quality control, and/or pilot projects to generate preliminary data, prove feasibility or establish proof of principle. The Feasibility (Short) LOI can be submitted one-time only for a specific research question.  Subsequent projects proposing similar/same research must be submitted using a Standard LOI regardless of the number of samples being requested.
  • The Standard LOI is intended for all other requests.

Online submissions are accepted but LOIs may be returned for modifications for reasons such as failing to adhere to LOI requirements or the number/types of samples are not available. Also note that progress reports are required from ALL investigators who receive biospecimens/data from the ACSR and ALL returning users are required to submit their progress report before a new submission will be processed.  Therefore, investigators are encouraged to contact us prior to the submission of an LOI if they have any questions about the LOI process e.g. how to complete the form, which form best fits their needs or availability of biospecimens/data.