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The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

CM-Path hosted a workshop on sample quality in biobanking and promoting best practice Research Engagement Manager, Emma Lawrence reports back on the workshop. Although I had used human samples in ...
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Spotlight On – Matt Styles

Spotlight on: Matt Styles In our latest blog post we meet software developer, Matt Styles, to find out more about his role and future work at the UKCRC TDCC. What ...
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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 ...
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Making new treatments possible in Riga

Riga old town (Creative Comms Licence, David Holt) Making new treatments possible in Riga In March BBMRI-ERIC members from all over Europe met in Riga for a management update. UKCRC ...
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Yarning to Consent: engaging in biobanking stories via knitting

Yarning to Consent: engaging in biobanking stories via knitting An introduction to biobanking What does knitting have to do with Biobanking? I wouldn’t be offended if someone didn’t see a ...
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£54 million funding to transform health through data science

£54 million funding to transform health through data science The UKCRC Tissue directory and Coordination centre will soon be embedded within one of six new Health data research centres in ...
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Collaborators needed for new Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative

Collaborators needed for new Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative Thanks to the registration of skin cancer pathology reports, the biggest database on skin cancer in the world now exists through Public Health ...
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BBMRI-ERIC quality management programme

This July, we updated you on recent outputs from BBMRI-ERIC, including from the IT Common Service and Quality Common Service. In this blog post we find out more about BBMRI-ERIC's ...
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Representing UK-based biobanking at Global Biobank Week

Representing UK-based biobanking at Global Biobank Week Presentation slide from the 'DNA, Your Say' project This week, our Engagement Manager Jessica Mai Sims reports her experience at Global Biobank Week ...
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ISO Biobank Standards

Assuring researchers as to the quality or standard of a Biobank is an important issue. We are here to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the field ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Human tissue in safety assessment

The UKCRC TDCC recently attended a workshop on the use of human tissue for safety assessment jointly hosted by the Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS), the University of Coventry and The ...
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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 ...
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Biobanks and Business planning

Many Biobanks are under pressure to adopt more sustainable, business-like mentalities in the future. At the 2016 ISBER meeting a survey was conducted to gauge awareness of business planning in ...
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HRA publishes new proportionate consent guidance

The Health Research Authority (HRA) have published new guidance on taking a proportionate approach to consent, particularly in reference to clinical trials. The guidance is intended to be read with ...
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MRC invests in UK Biobanking

The Medical Research Council has announced a new funding call 'Capital investment in human tissue banking and linked data, in partnership with charities'. £5 million will be available to support ...
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Only a minority of biobanks have a publicly available access policy

A recent study has found that only around 9% of biobanks have a publicly available access policy. Given that most biobanks are funded by the public, there is an expectation ...
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Proposed changes to data security and consent in the healthcare system

In September 2015, the Secretary of State for Health commissioned an intensive review of how personal data is used within the healthcare system. This called for recommendations to be made ...
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Biobanking expertise: SNOMED-CT

What is SNOMED-CT and why are we using it?

SNOMED-CT is a standardised health care vocabulary and we are adopting it within the development of our directory. Every project involving data will have some form of data standard, whether ...
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