The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre: the UK’s centre for facilitating the usage of human samples for medical research

Quinlan, P.R., Lawrence, E., Pourabdollah, A. ORCID: 0000-0001-7737-1393, Sims, J.M., Gander, A., Fuller, B., Thomson, B.J., Garibaldi, J.M. and Davidson, B., 2017. The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre: the UK’s centre for facilitating the usage of human samples for medical research. Open Journal of Bioresources, 4: 6. ISSN 2056-5542

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Abstract

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre was established to improve access to and utilisation of UK human tissue samples for medical research. The key output of the Centre is the creation of the UK’s first pan-disease Tissue Directory (https://directory.biobankinguk.org/). Any researcher can search the Directory based on a series of simple key words including disease classification, age, sex, sample type, preservation details, quality indicators and datasets available. The Directory as of April 2017 contains 100 Bioresources. Researchers seeking fresh samples can also search for facilities that offer bespoke collection services. Future work of the Centre will be to explore greater standardisation of biobanking activities across the UK and to facilitate an inter-connected research infrastructure related to the use of human biosamples.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Open Journal of Bioresources
Creators: Quinlan, P.R., Lawrence, E., Pourabdollah, A., Sims, J.M., Gander, A., Fuller, B., Thomson, B.J., Garibaldi, J.M. and Davidson, B.
Publisher: Ubiquity Press
Date: 18 May 2017
Volume: 4
ISSN: 2056-5542
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.5334/ojb.31DOI
Rights: Copyright: © 2017 The Author(s). This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 23 Mar 2018 15:01
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 15:46
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33084

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