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
Katy reports back from the annual conference held this year in Lübeck, Germany.
Read about the distinguished speakers we have lined up for the 2019 UK Biobanking Showcase!
In this blog post we meet the newest member of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre team. Katy is maternity cover for the Collaborations Engagement Manager.
In this post, we hear from Jessica to find out more about the MRC Regulatory Support Centre’s recent Human Tissue Forum meeting.
In this post we hear from John Meredith, Head of Education and Outreach at Understanding Animal Research to find out more about human samples and animal research.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre is recruiting for the position of Engagement Manager, Collaborations, for a 10 month maternity cover.
Find out more about the UK’s premier biobanking conference, organised by the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre.
Find out about the planned speakers and events at our UK Biobanking Showcase being held in Nottingham 19th November, 2019.
Erinna reports on use MY data’s workshop “Patient data – balancing access and protection: All talk and no access?”. The workshop focused on identifying issues preventing timely and appropriate access to patient data – and brainstorming ways to address those impediments.
In our latest blog post we meet our Research Engagement Manager (maternity cover) Erinna Bowman, to find out more about her role and future work at the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC).