Welcome to the INFORM Virtual Tissue Bank, (VTB). The VTB grew out of the desire
to share research sample information and testing results to help advance the diagnosis
and treatment of disorders of fatty acid oxidation and the carnitine cycle in order to increase knowledge and help patients worldwide. 

The information in the VTB is only able to be accessed by registered Principal Investigators and their research teams.  Once on the home page https://inform-vtb.herokuapp.com/ you will see a list of Principal Investigators already approved to have access to input data. In order to view the research sample data you must register and have been approved to access the site. 

If you are a PI logging in for the first time, select your name as you begin the registration process. Before entering any data your registration will need to be approved for security reasons which may take up to one day.  Other investigators in your lab will be able to build their own accounts to view all the samples on the VTB, but will not be able to enter or change data without your knowledge. Please see the tutorial that you should have received in a separate email that was sent to all PI's.  

If you would like to add your research lab to the VTB or you are interested in viewing the FAOD samples on the site please send an email to the INFORM Coordinator, Keith McIntire at: mailto:keith.mcintire@chp.edu​  or build a registration under one of the Investigators. Upon approval you will be granted access to the VTB.

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - Medical Genetics - One Children's Hospital Drive
Faculty Pavilion 1st Floor - 4401 Penn Avenue - Pittsburgh, PA 15224
​Office:  412.692.5099
 Keith McIntire -  Coordinator, INFORM - mailto:keith.mcintire@chp.edu​

​International Network for Fatty Acid Oxidation Research and Management

INFORM 2018 Agenda

​​​​​​​​​​​INFORM 2019 September 1st & 2nd in Amsterdam!

INFORM Virtual Tissue Bank