CONNECTING RESEARCHERS WITH SAMPLES AND DATA

DIRECTORY

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) has developed the UK’s only register of sample collections that covers multiple diseases. You can search by age, gender, disease classification, sample type and available datasets. You can also browse lists of the sample resources featured on our directory.

Search by Disease

Looking for samples from a person with a particular disease? Then head over to our main directory of samples

List of diseases

Not sure about the terms we are using, or the range of diseases that are included? Refer to our list of disease terms.

A-Z of Sample Resources

Looking for a specific sample resource? You can find a list of all the sample collections registered in the Directory.

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Latest news and blogs from TDCC

COVID-19: biobanking call out

By Katy Glazer | 27th March 2020

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) is coordinating biobanking efforts to support research into COVID-19; developing a process to ensure that active biobanks receive requests which are relevant for their collections and capabilities.

UK Biobanks supporting priority research areas

By Katy Glazer | 16th March 2020

Find out how UK biobanks are supporting research priorities identified by patients, carers and clinicians.

UK Biobank of the Year award 2020

By Katy Glazer | 2nd March 2020

Applications for the UK Biobank of the Year Award 2020 are open! Now in its 5th year, the Award recognises human sample resources who have added significant value to high impact research.

ATLAS: Advanced data search tool for researchers

By Katy Glazer | 24th February 2020

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) is proud to be a partner in launching a new data search tool for researchers on 26th February. Register now to use the tool.

GDPR for Biobanks – A sheep in wolf’s clothing?

By Erinna Bowman | 7th February 2020

In our latest blog post we hear from Heather Coupar from MRC’s Regulatory Support Centre about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Researchfish: evidencing use of Human Sample Resources

By Katy Glazer | 30th January 2020

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre has produced a guide for researchers on how to acknowledge use of Human Sample Resources in Researchfish submissions.