Directory Development

July 2018: API changes for vendor testing

July 2018 update Over the past couple of months, we have been making some structural changes to our data APIs in preparation for vendor testing. Some of this work is preparatory and will be built upon further, but it will still provide an early version for software vendors to feedback on.┬áIn this blog post we will explain some of these changes and how they should help the biobanks and research… Read More »July 2018: API changes for vendor testing

Commercial Principles

Principles for organisations integrating with the UKCRC Tissue Directory. This document sets out the core principles that the Centre should adopt when considering any commercial opportunities that may arise from the Directory. These principles shall be used by the legal teams at UCL or Nottingham to draw up an agreement with an organisation wishing to engage with the Directory under one of two possible scenarios: (1) An organisation wishing to… Read More »Commercial Principles

UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory

UK sample resources now in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory UKCRC Tissue Directory registered sample resources are now discover-able in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory. The UKCRC TDCC represents the UK within Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (BBMRI-ERIC). As part of the UKCRC TDCC’s continued commitment to prevent duplication of effort, all UKCRC Tissue Directory registered sample resources will be automatically registered in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory. The step… Read More »UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC Directory

Biobanking expertise: Personas

Personas

User Personas We have been undertaking a review of the different stakeholders in Biobanking to understand how different people may interact with our biobank directory. This work was undertaken by the user-experience team at the University of Nottingham and the outputs are below to be viewed. These are generalisations but useful for us to understand some of the key reasons why groups may (or may not) get involved with our… Read More »Personas

Connecting the UK’s Biobanks

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre hosted a meeting between the technical teams of the University of Nottingham and leading international suppliers of Biobanking software. Staff from the Advanced Data Analysis Centre and the Information Services department of the University met with Interactive Software, Infonetica, CSols, Open Specimen and Freezer Works to discuss and agree how sample data could be effortlessly shared. Many challenges remain to be solved but… Read More »Connecting the UK’s Biobanks