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

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What does sample access in the UK look like today?

By Emma Lawrence | 2nd July 2020

What does sample access in the UK look like today? Fourteen years since the Human Tissue Act was bought into law in the UK what does sample access look like… Read More »What does sample access in the UK look like today?

Biobanking under COVID-19: business, but not as usual

By Katy Glazer | 29th June 2020

Catch up on the webinar from 22nd June with Lee Murphy, Genetics Manager at Edinburgh Clinical Research Facility.

Data sharing: Insight from Generation Scotland

By Katy Glazer | 19th June 2020

Catch up on the webinar from 15th June with Archie Campbell, Chief Technical Officer at Generation Scotland.

Advancing our understanding of Breast Cancer

By Katy Glazer | 26th May 2020

Find out how the UKCRC Tissue Directory helped a researcher access the samples he needed for his research.

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Three practical approaches to overcoming challenges in UK biobanking: Webinar debrief

By Katy Glazer | 26th May 2020

Catch up on part two of this webinar series, hosted by and the TDCC

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Wales Cancer Bank amends ethics to support COVID-19 research

By Katy Glazer | 21st May 2020

In response to the UKCRC TDCC call, this biobank sought an ethics amendment to enable them to support COVID-19 research.