Request Services

SAN is a multifunctional resource with a mission to help researchers and regional partners to remove barriers and work toward the goal of accelerating innovation in patient care. No matter where you are in the process, we can help you remove roadblocks and advance your science.  

How to Request Specimens 

Reach out to us with your request at Additionally, you can also fill out our intake form to provide more details about your request. Specimen Intake Form and email it to us at Please fill out the fields in as much detail as you are able. 

Please email us with any other requests or questions you may have. 

Next Steps 

You can expect a response to your request within 2-3 business days to confirm the request has been received and to follow up with any additional information needed. Our Coordinating Center staff will reach out to our network partners to find the specimens that fit your needs. 

When a source has been identified, we will provide you with information about the approximate cost, the timeline for receipt of specimens, and how to complete your request. We will provide templated material and data transfer documentation and consents to streamline the transfer process and address any questions you have along the way. 

Once you make a request, you will work with the institutional contact to arrange payment and transfer of the specimens and any associated data that has been requested. Our team will be available for any additional support you need or questions you may have during this time. 

How to request datasets

With research becoming more data intensive, accessing datasets is a crucial part of most projects. We work with researchers, data sources and institutional business offices around understanding request workflows and share templates and verbiage for data agreements.

How to request other services

Data management support

  • Best Practices and Process Workflows
  • Data dictionaries
  • Decision-making framework for vendor selection
  • Implementation and user testing

Regulatory guidance 

  • Answering IRB related Questions
  • Providing verbiage for consent forms
  • Share sample documents

Identifying potential collaborators 

  • Collaborate on Grant opportunities
  • Connecting with an Expert for Advice


Send an email to with a description of your question and any relevant project detail and "SAN Service Request" in the subject line. Please provide as much detail as you are able.