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 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.
In our latest blog post we meet Sue Ring, Head of Laboratories and Executive Director of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) at the University of Bristol, to find out more about her work.
King’s Health Partners Cancer Biobank at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Focus Games have developed a digital biobanking game. Here, Dr. Cheryl Gillett, Head of Biobanking at King’s College London, tells us more.
In our latest blog post we meet David Porteous, Research Professor at the University of Edinburgh, to find out more about Generation Scotland.
In our latest blog post we meet Giuseppe Mazza, PhD., CEO and Co-Founder at Engitix Ltd to find out more about his work on developing acellular material from discarded human tissue (extracellular matrix) and applying this unique biomaterial for modelling human diseases such as fibrosis and cancer with the aim of developing better therapeutics.
In our latest blog post we meet Dr. Kirstin Goldring, Principal Scientist: Human Biological Sample Strategy and Governance at AstraZeneca, to find out more about her work.
In our latest blog post we meet Matt McLoughlin, VP Compliance and Categories at Scientist.com, to find out more about his work in supporting the pharmaceutical industry access regulated services to drive their R&D pipelines forward.
In our latest blog post we meet Phil Stephens from Cardiff University to find out more about the Cardiff University Biobank.