UK Biobank of the Year 2017

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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 recognise the one that has supported significant research output.

Last year the nominees reflected a range of human tissue resources, in terms of size, location, and specialties, with Bradford’s Ethical Tissue winning the first Biobank of the Year Award (2016) via a ballot drawn from their peers (right). This year the application and selection process has been adapted based on feedback from last year.
Ethical Tissue win
Human tissue resources (HTR; for example, biobanks, biorepositories, cohort studies, clinical trials; etc.) are encouraged to nominate themselves for the Award by submitting two research case studies that detail how their work has enabled high quality research. The selection panel for the Award will consist of members of the Centre’s Steering Committee with the winner being announced at the 2017 UK Biobanking Showcase, 18 October 2017.

The case studies should detail one of two of the most impactful research outcomes (for example publications or results) from researchers using the samples and data supplied by the resource. The case studies should be developed with the researcher, and the details of the researcher should be detailed in the application. Submit the case studies in the form of a conference poster (details in the application form below).

Download the application form here (207 KB)
Download the shortlisting form here (14 KB)

Terms and Conditions
The deadline for applications is 5pm 2nd October 2017.
Only fully directory-registered Biobanks are eligible to apply.
Shortlisted candidates are expected to attend the event.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please get in touch with Jessica Sims.
For more information on the event visit our webpages.