The UKCRC Tissue Directory is 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 sample collections
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.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre facilitates the discovery and use of human samples and data to enable biomedical research.
Making tissue and data collections easier to find and access through a freely accessible online UKCRC Tissue Directory
Developing standards and consensus on the collection and storage of tissues and data across academia, the NHS and industry so they can be more widely used across projects
Working with people and organisations to promote best practice in sample collection, governance and public engagement
Engaging beyond the UK
Connecting the UK with European and other international biobanking initiatives such as BBMRI-ERIC, by being the UK National Node (BBMRI.uk).
LATEST NEWS & BLOGS
The development team report on their end of 2018 API updates.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC) held its annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase, on the 27th November. This year, the main themes included sustainability, quality and data management.
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) have been awarded UK Biobank of the year 2018! Now in its 3rd year, the awards were presented at UK Biobanking Showcase.
UKCRC TDCC staff visited the University of Cardiff to learn about biobanking in Wales through talking to researchers and visiting the new Cardiff University Biobank (CUB) and Wales Cancer Bank.
In our latest blog post we meet our Director, Phil Quinlan, to find out more about his role and future work at the UKCRC TDCC.
October’s API development team update include improving the load performance of the API and learning about what the research community want in terms of the Directory.
What the Development Team worked on in September During September, following preparing the bulk upload API for the first phase of testing, the team have been working on a number of improvements around handling errors. A lot of work has also been done this month with Researchers and Clinicians in order to understand how the Directory can best support[…]