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Sustainability Survey

This guest post by biobank researchers Daniel Simeon-Dubach; Kirstin Goldring and Marianne K Henderson introduces a current biobank sustainability survey. Hello Biobanking Community. Biobanks are an important resource for clinical and environmental research and financially sustaining the infrastructures is a challenge that is being experienced across the world. After several years of exploring the dimensions[…]

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New HTA codes of practice

In April the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published updated Codes of practice. This guest blog by Regulation Manager Fiona Maleady-Crowe explains what this means for Biobanks. What are the Codes of Practice? The HTA’s Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on the human tissue legislation and set out the HTA’s licensing standards. The Codes are[…]

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Patient data and tissue samples – benefits, barriers and concerns

On the 9th May The Centre co-hosted the workshop “Patient data and tissue samples – benefits, barriers and concerns” along with Use MY Data, Independent Cancer Patient’s Voice (ICPV) and the NCRI’s Cellular & Molecular Pathology (CM-Path) initiative. The event was a good opportunity to delve into the issues associated with tissue sample and data[…]

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UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC directory

UKCRC Tissue directory registered Biobanks are now discover-able in the BBMRI-ERIC directory. The Centre represents the UK within Biobanking and BioMolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI) – European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC; BBMRI-ERIC). As part of the Centre’s continued commitment to prevent duplication of effort, all UKCRC Tissue directory registered Biobanks will be automatically registered in[…]