The UKCRC Tissue Directory is 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 sample collections
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.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre facilitates the discovery and use of human samples and data to enable biomedical research.
Making tissue and data collections easier to find and access through a freely accessible online UKCRC Tissue Directory
Developing standards and consensus on the collection and storage of tissues and data across academia, the NHS and industry so they can be more widely used across projects
Working with people and organisations to promote best practice in sample collection, governance and public engagement
Engaging beyond the UK
Connecting the UK with European and other international biobanking initiatives such as BBMRI-ERIC, by being the UK National Node (BBMRI.uk).
LATEST NEWS & BLOGS
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.
In our latest blog post we hear from Heather Coupar from MRC’s Regulatory Support Centre about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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.
Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) has unveiled the first phase of the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway. The Gateway will enable researchers to find UK datasets related to their research.
The UK Health Data Research Alliance is an independent alliance of leading healthcare and research organisations. The Alliance has just announced the addition of nine new members.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre has launched a set of Transparency Principles. The Principles outline how transparency can be sustained throughout the research life cycle, ensuring biobanks and donors know who is using their samples.
A free web resource for biobanks and medical researchers to share with their potential tissue donors.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) hosted the fifth annual UK Biobanking Showcase on Tuesday 19th November.
The UK Biobank of the Year was announced at the UK Biobanking Showcase on Tuesday 19th November 2019. The annual Showcase, hosted by UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC), was this year held at the University of Nottingham.
The German Biobank Node (GBN), which is part of BBMRI-ERIC, asked more than 330 “potential biobank users” at university hospitals about their attitudes towards collaborating with biobanks. Here, Dr. Cornelia Specht, managing director of the GBN, tells us about the survey results and conclusions.