Please contact Dr. Liz Horn with questions. Investigators are strongly advised to contact Dr. Horn prior to filling out and submitting forms. 

The application process is as follows:


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

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.


For more information, please contact Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator, at