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.
Smart data sharing with the TDCC Do you enjoy data entry? Us neither! We understand that adding information about your sample collections to the Tissue Directory can be challenging. We have been working with commercial laboratory information management systems (LIMBS) providers to develop a little programme that can help you update your collection information more easily. Introducing the TDCC submission API! Application Programming Interfaces (API)s allow database software systems to… Read More »Smart data sharing with the TDCC
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 researchers and research managers (July to October 2019). The report covered a range of issues… Read More »Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking
Public Involvement in a Pandemic One of the things I miss about pre-pandemic life is being able to go to meetings and events to meet with likeminded colleagues. Luckily technology is bridging the gap well and interactive events are getting better! On the 13th January I joined the Health Research Authority (HRA)’s session on public involvement in a pandemic. Over 250 people joined the session from various backgrounds and walks of life. Juliet Tizzard (Director of Policy and Partnerships) opened the event… Read More »Public Involvement in a Pandemic
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.
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
The final webinar in the Scientist.com and TDCC series – Overcoming Challenges in UK Biobanking – features a look at biobanks working with industry
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.