BBMRI.uk

Services available for new BBMRI.uk network

Services available for new BBMRI.uk network The UKCRC TDCC is the UK’s node within BBRMI-ERIC; we can also, therefore, be referred to as BBMRI.uk. This membership means we are part of a much larger European effort and as a result the services BBMRI develop are available to UK Biobanks. We are initiating our own BBMRI.uk[…]

Centre at the UK Biobank Annual meeting

UKCRC TDCC at UK Biobank annual meeting On the 13th June the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre attended the first annual meeting of UK Biobank. UK Biobank is one of the larger Biobanks in the UK with 500,000 participants enrolled. The event coincided with the 10 year anniversary of the UK Biobank and celebrated[…]

Biobanking expertise: SNOMED-CT

What is SNOMED CT and why are we using it?

What is SNOMED CT? SNOMED CT is a standardised health care vocabulary and we are adopting it within the development of the UKCRC Tissue Directory. Every project involving data will have some form of data standard, whether it is formalised to the level of SNOMED CT or whether it is just an informal understanding. Much[…]

support

Biobank support and resources for those working with human tissue

Biobank support and resources for those working with human tissue Biobanking and research involving human tissue and data are governed by specific regulations and are guided by existing best practice. We’ve made a list of key organisations that provide biobank support and resources for research involving human data and tissue. MRC Regulatory Support Centre The[…]

Biobanking expertise: Accreditation

Accreditation

Accreditation Review of the CCB’s pilot audit scheme Background Biobanking is recognised as a critical area requiring development if progress is to be made in identifying clinically useful markers of disease and disease progression, discovering new drug targets and understanding the mechanisms of disease in cancer. Researchers continue to report that they are unable to[…]

Biobanking expertise: Access Template

Access Template

Access Template The access policy could be one of the most important documents that you as a Biobank will create as it will define so much of the interactions you are likely to have with researchers. Starting from scratch can be a daunting process, but luckily, the NCRI have created a template document. It sets[…]

Biobanking expertise: Personas

Personas

User Personas We have been undertaking a review of the different stakeholders in Biobanking to understand how different people may interact with our biobank directory. This work was undertaken by the user-experience team at the University of Nottingham and the outputs are below to be viewed. These are generalisations but useful for us to understand[…]

Connecting the UK’s Biobanks

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre hosted a meeting between the technical teams of the University of Nottingham and leading international suppliers of Biobanking software. Staff from the Advanced Data Analysis Centre and the Information Services department of the University met with Interactive Software, Infonetica, CSols, Open Specimen and Freezer Works to discuss and[…]