Contact Information

Primary Contact

Zack Klug


1050 Boyles Street
Frederick, MD 21702

Additional Contacts

Jon Inglefield
Senior Scientist, Biospecimen Aliquoting


The Central Repository provides the research community at the NCI with various cryogenic services, including low-temperature storage from +4° C to -196° C, controlled-rate freezing, computerized inventory and distribution of samples. The Central Repository is operated by Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. on behalf of NCI as part of the Frederick National Laboratory. Services may be provided to other NIH Institutes for specific projects upon request.

Contacting This Facility: To contact this facility, please refer to the contact details below. Please do not send your request via CREx.

List of Services

  • Sample Storage at Specified Temperatures
  • Label Printing Services
  • Biospecimen Re-labeling
  • Shipping of Samples and Biospecimens
  • Biospecimen Aliquoting Services
  • Controlled Rate Freezing of Biomaterials
  • Emergency Laboratory Backup Freezer Storage
  • Investigator Dedicated Freezer for Sample Storage
  • NCI General Use Shared Freezer for Sample Storage
  • Sample Input Requests/Sample Withdrawal Requests
  • Sample Discard Requests
  • Transfer of Collection Ownership
  • Import/ Export of Sample Collections
  • Pricing


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