Biospecimen Collection Grant Information

The Biospecimen Collection Grants support the development of collections of high quality biospecimens and associated data. The aim is to build a research asset of biospecimens for the NSW state and beyond to facilitate research on priority health issues affecting the NSW population.

For more information about the grants, contact the Office for Health and Medical Research

Supporting documents

Strategic Collection Access Policy
NSW Health Consent Toolkit
Return of Incidental Findings Guideline
Ethically Defensible Plan (EDP) Guideline
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) I
Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) II
NSWHSB Service Options and Costs
NSWHSB Standard Agreement
Contact the NSW Health Statewide Biobank team at

Round 2 application dates

Round two of the Biospecimen Collection Grants is now closed. A list of funded collections can be found here.

Activity Date
Call for applications – closed 30 June 2020
Information Session 1 – closed 16 July 2020
Information Session 2 – closed 21 July 2020
Submit NSWHSB EOI for feasibility assessment and quote (see funding guidelines) – closed 24 July 2020
Submit Data Linkage EOI for feasibility assessment (see funding guidelines) – closed24 July 2020
Applications closed21 August 2020
Announcement of successful applicantsNovember 2020
Dates subject to change

Round two information sessions

The NSWHSB, together with the CHeReL and OHMR, delivered two virtual Information Sessions to support researchers applying for the Biospecimen Collection Grant.

While these sessions are no longer available, you can access the accompanying presentation slides:

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