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UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK

BC Platforms, a leader in genomic data management and analysis solutions, has announced a collaboration with the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (The Centre) to explore the development of a unique research platform for more than 150 human sample resources in the UK. The Centre and BC Platforms will showcase[…]

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The Centre secures future funding

The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have announced that they will be funding the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre until 2020. The University of Nottingham and University College London (UCL) have been awarded a renewal of funding to continue the efforts of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (the Centre). After a busy[…]

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UK Biobank of the Year 2017

Applications are now open for UK Biobank of the year 2017! The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to[…]

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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[…]