UK Biobanking Showcase 2017 – Speakers Presentations

Please find the speakers slides below: • Dr. Anne Cambon-Thomsen – Citing Biobanks • Prof. Carol Goble – FAIR Principles practices supporting recognition: experiences from ELIXIR • Dr. Gareth Bicknell – ISO/DIS 20387: a draft ISO standard for general requirements in biobanking • James Peach – The SME perspective • Kirstin Goldring – Biobank sustainability:[…]

BC platforms

UKCRC TDCC 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 UKCRC TDCC to explore the development of a unique research platform for more than 150 human sample resources in the UK. The UKCRC TDCC and BC Platforms will showcase the platform today at the UK Biobanking Showcase 2017[…]

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UK Biobank of the Year 2017

Applications are now open for UK Biobank of the year 2017! The UKCRC TDCC 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 recognise the one that[…]

directory

UK Biobanks now in the BBMRI-ERIC directory

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

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 that the samples they contain are made available for external research purposes that could ultimately have a social benefit. But for this to happen, clear[…]

Working with Scientist

We are pleased to announce we are working with Scientist (formerly Assay Depot), the online marketplace for scientific services, on a new initiative to simplify the acquisition of Human Biological Samples (HBS). The company is currently working with its pharma partners and a number of external groups, including the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre,[…]