The state-of-the-art Partners HealthCare Biobank at Massachusetts General Hospital provides researchers with access to high-quality samples to help foster research and advance the practice of medicine and our understanding of the causes of common diseases.

Researchers and clinicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and other Partners HealthCare institutions are studying how genes, lifestyle and other factors affect people’s health and contribute to disease.

To do this research, we are asking patients at Partners hospitals to participate in the Partners HealthCare Biobank (Partners Biobank).

This state-of-the-art biobank will help researchers uncover the links between an individual’s genetics, family history and environment in the development of disease and in people’s response to medications. The Partners Biobank will help bring us one step closer to preventive and personalized medicine.

Join our Biobank

To join the Partners Biobank, patients are asked to provide a small blood sample that will be linked to health information and family history data and stored in a research sample and data repository.

In order to join the Partners HealthCare Biobank, you need to be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • A patient at Mass General or BWH

Learn more about the biobank

If you are not currently a patient at one of our participating institutions, but are still interested in joining, please contact our staff to find out more.

For Investigators

Please visit Partners Personalized Medicine for information on how to obtain samples and how to collaborate with the Partners Biobank.

You can also get started by sending an email to Our staff will guide you through the process.