In our latest blog post we meet our Engagement Manager, Collaborations Jessica Sims, to find out more about her role and future work at the UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC).
We are recruiting for a maternity cover for our Engagement Manager Research post. The deadline for applications is 11 March. Read on for more information about requirements and how to apply!
The development team report on their end of 2018 API updates.
UKCRC TDCC staff visited the University of Cardiff to learn about biobanking in Wales through talking to researchers and visiting the new Cardiff University Biobank (CUB) and Wales Cancer Bank.
October’s API development team update include improving the load performance of the API and learning about what the research community want in terms of the Directory.
What the Development Team worked on in September During September, following preparing the bulk upload API for the first phase of testing, the team have been working on a number of improvements around handling errors. A lot of work has also been done this month with Researchers and Clinicians in order to understand how the Directory can best support[…]
What the Development Team worked on in August During August, the team have been really busy working on testing the API to ensure that all the ‘test’ and ‘development’ environments work in exactly the same way through full and automated regression testing. There has also been a lot of work to change over environments following an update[…]
Public support for transparency in biobanking The HTA and HRA have released a report, Consent to use human tissue and linked health data in research. This report details results from a series of workshops where the public shared their views on the topic. Although intended for the HTA and HRA, it provides examples of how to[…]
Spotlight on: Matt Styles In our latest blog post we meet software developer, Matt Styles, to find out more about his role and future work at the UKCRC TDCC. What is your role within the UKCRC TDCC and what does it involve? My job title is formally ‘Senior Research Developer’, though I’ll admit to not[…]
Yarning to Consent: engaging in biobanking stories via knitting An introduction to biobanking What does knitting have to do with Biobanking? I wouldn’t be offended if someone didn’t see a connection between knitting and biobanking. But, sometimes we need unlikely pairings to entice people to think about a new subject. I met a woman in[…]