Documents & Resources

Case report forms have been designed to collect clinical data consistently across sites. All are available directly on the REDCap site if user access has been granted. Individual .pdf documents of unique forms are provided below.

Patients with Burn Injury in a Designated Burn ICU


Subjects with Alcohol Use Disorders (AUDs) and Non-AUD Control Subjects


Patients with Respiratory Failure on Mechanical Ventilation

Active CoPARC Lab Processing and Experimental Methods

Current methods for the processing of CoPARC samples along with methods for the experiments performed in the CoPARC laboratory.

Previous and Specialized CoPARC Lab Methods

Former methods for CoPARC sample processing that are not currently in use but may be relevant to previously collected samples, as well as methods for specialized assays.

The CoPARC Steering Committee directs and distributes all CoPARC data and samples. The committee will prioritize distribution of samples and information based on the following criteria:

  • Availability of needed samples and its ease of acquisition
  • Quantity and type of samples needed
  • Timeframe that investigator requests to receive samples
  • Quantity and type of samples previously given to the site
  • Study design of proposed experiments with samples
  • Funding available to requesting investigator(s) to conduct the project

Necessary regulatory (IRB) approval will be required for proposed projects prior to sites receiving samples or data. The CoPARC Steering Committee may request modifications or clarifications of the proposed protocol prior to its approval based on their review. The committee will make every effort to honor all requests. All data generated through the resources of this consortium will be uploaded to the consortium's main data set in a timely fashion, but may not be accessed without approval from the CoPARC Steering Committee.

In order to help determine priority order of sample distribution, please email the following to

  1. Up-to-date biosketch of principal investigator(s)
  2. CoPARC Sample and Data Request Form


CoPARC Collected Sample Types

BloodBronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL)BrushingsOther
SerumCell Free Upper BAL (Bronchial)*Microbiome Bronchial CytobrushOral Wash
EDTA Plasma (Purple Top)Cell Free Lower BAL (Alveolar)Bronchial Cytobrush Cells for RNA*Microbiome Oral Wash
Buffy Coat from EDTA PlasmaCultured and Uncultured BAL Cell Pellets for RNA/Protein

Bronchial Cytobrush Cell Cytospins, 

Paraformaldehyde and Methanol Fixed



Heparin Plasma (Green Top)Cryopreserved Uncultured BAL Cell Pellets Cryopreserved Cytobrush Cells



Red Blood Cells from Plasma TubeCultured BAL Cell MediaNasal Brushings Preserved for RNA 
Whole Blood from Plasma TubeCytospins, Paraformaldehyde or Methanol FixedCryopreserved Nasal Brushings 
Cultured and Uncultured Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) Pellets*Microbiome BAL

Nasal Brush Cell Cytospins, 

Paraformaldehyde and Methanol Fixed



Cultured PBMC Cell Media   
Cryopreserved PBMCs  *Microbiome = Collected in DNA free conditions.


Samples Available from Other Consortium Members

Consortium sites that have samples available for sharing. Those sites will update CoPARC with the number and type of samples quarterly so that CoPARC team members can facilitate the shipment of samples from those sites to the requesting investigator(s). The following consortium members are participating:

Ashish MehtaEmory UniversityLongitudinal BAL and Blood from Subjects with AUDs
Majid AfsharLoyola UniversityBAL and Blood from Patients with Burn Injury

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