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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Publications citing sample use featured on Tissue Directory Profiles

By Jessica Sims / 20th April 2021

Tissue Directory profiles now feature relevant publications citing sample use. Find out more about how to enable this feature on your profile.

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Smart data sharing with the TDCC

By Emma Lawrence / 20th April 2021

Smart data sharing with the TDCC Do you enjoy data entry? Us neither! We understand that adding information about your sample collections to the Tissue Directory can be challenging. We have been working with commercial laboratory information management systems (LIMBS) providers to develop a little programme that can help you update your collection information more… Read More »Smart data sharing with the TDCC

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The TDCC Fireside chat series

By Emma Lawrence / 5th February 2021

The TDCC Fireside Chat series Following on from the success of the 2020 Biobanking Showcase meet-ups, The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC) is starting a new series of informal online chats. The aim is to provide the opportunity to meet and discuss topics with fellow biobankers. Each session will have a theme and… Read More »The TDCC Fireside chat series

Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking

By Emma Lawrence / 18th January 2021

Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking Researchers need more support when it comes to sharing tissue samples and data a new report by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre has revealed. Confusion over whether consent allowed sharing, and with the paperwork and logistics of sharing was found. The results were based on a survey of 365… Read More »Supporting Researchers with Governance in Biobanking

Public Involvement in a Pandemic

By Emma Lawrence / 14th January 2021

Public Involvement in a Pandemic It’s always time for public engagement We heard about the HRA’s quick response to the pandemic. They introduced a fast-track approval service for COVID-19 research. Jim Elliot, (Public Involvement Lead) described how this reduced the time considerably, from approximately 62 to 5 days. The inclusion of public involvement, however, had dropped, from about 80% of applications to 22%. The feeling was that it… Read More »Public Involvement in a Pandemic

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Wales Cancer Bank wins Biobank of the Year 2020

By Jessica Sims / 16th November 2020

Wales Cancer Bank wins Biobank of the Year 2020 at the UK Biobanking Showcase. Read about their entry and access teh posters of all applicants for the award.