Instructions for requesting the samples

Requesting samples

To request samples the Researcher should register, by filling in the form (all fields are mandatory) and confirming the registration. Afterward, the Researcher can log in and submit the request on the Request Submission Form page.

The Researcher can select specific samples by going through the catalogue or alternatively submit an open request (no sample selection). In both cases the project has to be briefly described.

Note that recently a cost-recovery system has been introduced. The cost list is available in the designated section of the website.

After the request evaluation and approval by the Network Board, the Researcher will receive the appropriate MTA form from the Biobank, this has to be signed by the Principal Investigator's Organisation.

In case of prior contacts between a Researcher and a Biobank, it would be greatly appreciated if the relevant Biobank could be clearly specified in the project description of the online Request Submission Form.

NOTE: There may be circumstances in which some samples may not be available due to their rarity, although published in the catalogue.
Users will receive the confirmation of availability only after the relevant on-line request submission.

Further details on the procedure for requesting the samples are described in the TNGB user manual.


In the case of publication of results obtained using samples of our catalogue, Users shall include the following in the acknowledgements:
"The [name of the Biobank which provided the service], member of the Telethon Network of Genetic Biobanks (project no. GTB12001), funded by Telethon Italy, provided us with specimens"