The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre

The UK Tissue Directory

The UKCRC Tissue Directory is an online catalogue of over 200 human sample resources in the UK (tissue banks, biorepositories, biobanks, cohort studies, clinical trials etc.).

The Tissue Directory enables a quick, free and efficient route for researchers to locate appropriate samples and data to match their research needs. Researchers can search the Directory for existing sample collections or organisations that can collect bespoke collections. It is possible to search by a specific disease term or ‘fit and well’. An A-Z of human sample resources is also available.

About the UKCRC TDCC

The mission of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC) is to maximise the use, value and impact of the UK's human sample resources in the UK, and beyond. The UKCRC TDCC do this by creating a world-leading, research-enabling, and networked biobanking infrastructure to facilitate the discovery and use of the UK's human samples and data.

Run by a dedicated team across the University of Nottingham and University College London, the creation of the UKCRC TDCC was mandated by the UK Clinical Research Collaboration via their Vision for Human Tissue Resources. The UKCRC TDCC works to help researchers discover samples and data, help sample resources improve their data systems for sharing, and harmonise policy relating to the discovery and use of samples and data.

The work of the UKCRC TDCC is guided by the belief that the biomedical research ecosystem should be based on open standards, open-science, and pre-competitive collaboration.

The UKCRC TDCC also acts as the UK node for BBMRI-ERIC: working to promote quality and interoperability across Europe.

Contact the UKCRC TDCC

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3549 5849
Twitter: @BiobankingUK
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