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Collaborators needed for new Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative

Collaborators needed for new Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative Thanks to the registration of skin cancer pathology reports, the biggest database on skin cancer in the world now exists through Public Health England (PHE) with input from the devolved nations. In order to build on this resource a new UK Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative (UKKCC) is being established with support from the British Association of Dermatologists. We find out more from Dr Paul… Read More »Collaborators needed for new Keratinocyte Cancer Collaborative

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Bloodwise Childhood Leukemia Cell Bank wins Biobank of the year 2017

Bloodwise Childhood Leukemia Cell Bank (CLCB) has been awarded UK Biobank of the year 2017. The award was presented at UK Biobanking Showcase on 18th October, 2017 in London. Northern Ireland Biobank were awarded runner up. Research Support The award is designed to highlight the work of Biobanks who go above and beyond in supporting research. This year, Biobanks were asked to nominate themselves for the award by submitting two… Read More »Bloodwise Childhood Leukemia Cell Bank wins Biobank of the year 2017

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UKCRC TDCC collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK

UKCRC TDCC collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK BC Platforms, a leader in genomic data management and analysis solutions, has announced a collaboration with the UKCRC TDCC to explore the development of a unique research platform for more than 150 human sample resources in the UK. The UKCRC TDCC and BC Platforms will showcase the platform today… Read More »UKCRC TDCC collaborates with BC Platforms to provide a unique research platform to over 150 human sample resources in the UK

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UKCRC TDCC secures future funding

UKCRC TDCC secures future funding The UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) have announced that they will be funding the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre until 2020. The University of Nottingham and University College London (UCL) have been awarded a renewal of funding to continue the efforts of the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC). After a busy year registering organisations that have human samples resources in the… Read More »UKCRC TDCC secures future funding

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UK Biobank of the Year 2017

Applications are now open for UK Biobank of the year 2017! The UKCRC TDCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The Biobank of the Year Award recognises the sterling work of human tissue resources in biobanking and seeks to recognise the one that has supported significant research output. Last year, the nominees reflected a range of human tissue… Read More »UK Biobank of the Year 2017

ISO Biobank Standards

ISO Biobank Standards Assuring researchers as to the quality or standard of a Biobank is an important issue. We are here to keep you abreast of all the latest developments in the field. You may have heard that new ISO Biobank standards are coming soon, but who is writing them and how can you get involved? Gareth Bicknell, HBRC Operations Manager at the University of Birmingham explains more here. What… Read More »ISO Biobank Standards

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Sustainability Survey

This guest post by biobank researchers Daniel Simeon-Dubach; Kirstin Goldring and Marianne K Henderson introduces a current biobank sustainability survey.

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New HTA codes of practice

New HTA codes of practice In April the Human Tissue Authority (HTA) published updated Codes of practice. This guest blog by Regulation Manager, Fiona Maleady-Crowe explains what this means for Biobanks. What are the Codes of Practice? The HTA’s Codes of Practice provide practical guidance on the human tissue legislation and set out the HTA’s licensing standards. The Codes are important resources which help researchers and establishments comply with our… Read More »New HTA codes of practice