The Genomic Information Commons (GIC) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University in St. Louis was created to provide a valuable library of human samples for researchers to advance our knowledge of health and disease.

Patients and their families can voluntarily donate samples and allow researchers to study these along with their health information. This allows researchers to conduct studies on a variety of diseases, conditions and disorders, and enables patients and families to engage and contribute to our research mission and improve the medical care we provide.

All patients and their families at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University clinics can participate in the GIC. Participation is always voluntary and participants can withdraw at any time. There are NO additional costs to you or your insurance company for participation in the study.

For more information or to apply, please contact us.