CONNECTING RESEARCHERS WITH SAMPLES AND DATA

DIRECTORY

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

Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking

By Emma Lawrence / 18th January 2021

Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking Researchers need more support when it comes to sharing tissue samples and data a new report by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre has revealed. Confusion over whether consent allowed sharing, and with the paperwork and logistics of sharing was found. The results were based on a survey of 365… Read More »Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking

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Public Involvement in a Pandemic

By Emma Lawrence / 14th January 2021

Public Involvement in a Pandemic It’s always time for public engagement We heard about the HRA’s quick response to the pandemic. They introduced a fast-track approval service for COVID-19 research. Jim Elliot, (Public Involvement Lead) described how this reduced the time considerably, from approximately 62 to 5 days. The inclusion of public involvement, however, had dropped, from about 80% of applications to 22%. The feeling was that it… Read More »Public Involvement in a Pandemic

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Wales Cancer Bank wins Biobank of the Year 2020

By Jessica Sims / 16th November 2020

Wales Cancer Bank wins Biobank of the Year 2020 at the UK Biobanking Showcase. Read about their entry and access teh posters of all applicants for the award.

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Biobank Manager receives OBE for services to the NHS during Covid-19

By Emma Lawrence / 10th November 2020

Dr Sarah McDonald, Biobank Manager for the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) receives OBE for services to the NHS during this years COVID-19 pandemic

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Biobanks working with industry: overcoming challenges part 3 of 3

By Jessica Sims / 10th November 2020

The final webinar in the Scientist.com and TDCC series – Overcoming Challenges in UK Biobanking – features a look at biobanks working with industry

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UK Biobanking Showcase highlights

By Emma Lawrence / 28th October 2020

The 2020 UK Biobanking Showcase featured a week of online webinars, workshops and meet-ups. Read more about the Biobanking Showcase highlights and catch up on the recordings of the main sessions.