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Spotlight On – Matt Styles

By Jessica Sims | April 12, 2018

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 is your role within the UKCRC TDCC and what does it involve? My job title is formally ‘Senior Research Developer’, though I’ll admit to not[…]

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2018: date announced

By Emma Lawrence | March 21, 2018

The UKCRC TDCC have confirmed the date of their annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase 2018. The event will be held on the 27th November at a brand new location in central London. Expect more interactive talks, debates and an up to date picture of Biobanking in the UK and beyond. Topics will include sustainability planning,[…]


Biobank support and resources for those working with human tissue

By Philip Quinlan | March 19, 2018

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[…]

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Making new treatments possible in Riga

By Emma Lawrence | March 16, 2018

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 TDCC Research Engagement Manger, Emma Lawrence reports back on the meetings events. The meetings are an opportunity for the national nodes to meet and talk[…]


UK Biobank of the year award 2018

By Emma Lawrence | January 30, 2018

UK Biobank of the year award 2018 The UKCRC TDCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The UK Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to recognise the one that has supported significant[…]

Spotlight on: Emma Lawrence

By Emma Lawrence | January 25, 2018

Spotlight on: Emma Lawrence In our latest blog post we meet Engagement Manager, Research, Dr Emma Lawrence to find out more about her role and future work at the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC). What is your role and what does it involve? My job title is Engagement Manager for Research. It’s[…]

Commercial Principles

By Philip Quinlan | November 28, 2017

Principles for organisations integrating with the UKCRC Tissue Directory. This document sets out the core principles that the Centre should adopt when considering any commercial opportunities that may arise from the Directory. These principles shall be used by the legal teams at UCL or Nottingham to draw up an agreement with an organisation wishing to[…]


BBMRI-ERIC quality management programme

By Emma Lawrence | November 15, 2017

In this blog post we find out more about BBMRI-ERIC’s work on quality management service and how you can get involved.

UK Biobanking Showcase 2016 – Speaker Presentations

By pariksha mehra | October 31, 2017

You can access the speakers presentations from UK Biobanking Showcase 2016 here: Peter McIntyre – Unlocking Progress: Why we need to change the culture of Biobanking Helen Stevens – The 100,000 genomes project Dr Penny Wilson – Innovate UK, Precision medicine Dr Martin MacCabe – NCRI Teenage / Young Adult Clinical Studies and Biobanking

UK Biobanking Showcase 2017 – Speakers Presentations

By Emma Lawrence | October 25, 2017

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:[…]