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The Centre announces collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult

A new collaboration between the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre and the Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) will aim to help UK medical research companies improve access to appropriately consented human biological samples to carry out their potentially life-saving work. The MDC aims to support the creation and growth of medicines and diagnostic companies in[…]

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SCIENTIST.com collaborates with UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre to ensure quality of human biosample acquisition globally

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre and Scientist.com have announced plans to work together to develop opportunities for biobanks in the UK to connect to potential researchers across the globe. Matt McLoughlin, Senior Director of Compliance at Scientist.com said “Our goal is to put researchers who require human biological samples in touch with biobanks[…]

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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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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[…]