The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) has developed the UK’s only register of sample collections that covers multiple diseases. You can search by age, gender, disease classification, sample type and available datasets. You can also browse lists of the sample resources featured on our directory.

Search by Disease

Looking for samples from a person with a particular disease? Then head over to our main directory of samples

List of diseases

Not sure about the terms we are using, or the range of diseases that are included? Refer to our list of disease terms.

A-Z of Sample Resources

Looking for a specific sample resource? You can find a list of all the sample collections registered in the Directory.

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Latest news and blogs from TDCC

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A qualification for biobankers: the ISBER and ASCP BOC Qualification in Biorepository Science

By Joanna Wong / 10th December 2021

Two leading bioscience organisations recently joined forces to develop a new professional qualification for biobankers around the world. Read on to find out more about the QBRS.

Bringing science to parliamentarians

By Emma Lawrence / 16th July 2021

This year Emma Lawrence (Research Engagement Manager) successfully secured a secondment with cross-party think tank Policy Connect. Read more about her experience with policy engagement.

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The Future of UK Biobanking Coordination

By Joanna Wong / 13th July 2021

Over the last 6 months the UKCRC TDCC has been undertaking a review of biobanking in the UK, to help shape a vision for the future. Find out more and have your say!

UK Biobanking Showcase 2022

By Emma Lawrence / 1st June 2021

The UK Biobanking Showcase is the UK’s leading event for biobanks, researchers, patients and those interested in the use of human samples in research. Save the date for the UK Biobanking Showcase 2022!

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Open Life Science

By Emma Lawrence / 21st May 2021

There is a lot of talk about being open in research nowadays: open access, transparency, FAIR principles… but what does it mean and how does it affect you? Emma Lawrence, Engagement Manager explains all in this blog.

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Publications citing sample use featured on Tissue Directory Profiles

By Jessica Sims / 20th April 2021

Tissue Directory profiles now feature relevant publications citing sample use. Find out more about how to enable this feature on your profile.