Please contact Dr. Liz Horn liz.horn@lymebiobank.org with questions. Investigators are strongly advised to contact Dr. Horn prior to filling out and submitting forms. 

The application process is as follows:

Submission: 

Investigators submit an application including a technical proposal, justification for the number of samples requested, funding source, dissemination plan, and CV. Here are the two application forms with instructions for investigators:

Lyme disease biobank sample access:
LDB Applicant Instructions (PDF)
Application Form (.doc)

Lyme disease biobank unblinded discovery panel:
LDB Applicant Instructions Discovery Panel Instructions (PDF)
Application Form (.doc)

Forms should be submitted to Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator at info@lymebiobank.org

Peer review: 

Each application is peer-reviewed and scored by an ad-hoc committee of three experts.

Final approval: 

Applications with competitive scores are presented to the Lyme Disease Biobank board for approval.

Signed paperwork: 

Blinded and de-identified samples are released upon receipt of an executed MTA, payment, and approval or exemption from the applicant’s IRB.

Contact:

For more information, please contact Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator, at  info@lymebiobank.org.