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Enhanced Data and Specimen Collection Service (EDSCS)

TRS provides a specimen collection service for IRB-approved investigators who lack the funds or infrastructure needed to procure the clinical specimens necessary for their research. Qualified people living with HIV (PLWH) and HIV-negative individuals can be identified via data queries.Our current list of IRB approved specimen collection protocols is as follows:

  • Blood (whole, plasma, serum, PBMCs, dried spots)
  • GI biopsies
  • Cervical lavage fluid
  • Urine
  • Semen

If you are requesting help from the TRS staff in obtaining specimens for your research, please complete a Request for UW HIV Information System (UWHIS) Data, Specimens and Referral Services and submit, along with your CV and documentation of IRB approval (including a copy of the IRB submission & consent) to Jordan Graff, CFAR TRS Program Manager, at Your request will be reviewed by TRS staff who will notify you of their ability to accommodate your request.

UWHIS Data, Specimens, and Referral Services Form