The state-of-the-art Mass General Brigham 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 Mass General Brigham 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 Mass General Brigham hospitals to participate in the Mass General Brigham Biobank (Mass General Brigham 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 Mass General Brigham Biobank will help bring us one step closer to preventive and personalized medicine.

Join our Biobank

To join the Mass General Brigham 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 Mass General Brigham 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 Mass General Brigham Personalized Medicine for information on how to obtain samples and how to collaborate with the Mass General Brigham Biobank.

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