The CLTCR has been involved in biobanking for cardiovascular research for over 10 years. We have a well-established infrastructure and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for specimen collection, processing, inventory, and storage. We support investigator-initiated biobanking projects, as well as multi-center clinical trial biobanking. We follow the biobanking guidelines established by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER). In addition, we are in the process of obtaining biorepository accreditation from the College of American Pathology (CAP). "Laboratory Manual for Lavare Trial"