Biorepository Development and Maintenance

The Respiratory Biorepository Program is an IRB-approved program that has been established by the Division of Infectious Diseases to collect and store biological specimens linked to patient clinical data. This will allow researchers to identify undiscovered respiratory pathogens or biomarkers in support of improving diagnosis, prognosis, and response to therapy in the management of respiratory infectious diseases patients. Biological specimens in the biorepository include, but are not limited to, nasal-pharyngeal swabs, oro-pharyngeal swabs, serum, urine, and bronchioalveolar lavage.

The Clinical Research Support Program (CRSP) oversees data processing and data management for this program. Clinical data are stored in REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), a software toolset and workflow methodology for electronic collection and management of research and clinical trial data.


  • Store biological specimens collected through IRB-approved studies. Sample submission form
  • Release biological specimens to investigators with de-identified data such as diagnosis, etiology, treatment, laboratory data, and date of diagnosis or outcomes. Sample release form


Respiratory Biorepository Program
Division of Infectious Diseases
Department of Medicine
505 South Hancock St
Kosair Charities Clinical Translational Research Building, Room 527
Louisville, KY 40202


Subathra Marimuthu (