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August 2018: First API changes

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 to tenancies. A number of development changes have still been made alongside the provision of new support… Read More »August 2018: First API changes

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2017

UK Biobanking Showcase 2017 The annual UK Biobanking Showcase was held on 18th October, 2017 at the Kia Oval cricket ground in London. Over 140 people attended the event, covering human sample resources across the country, universities, medical funders and different medical companies and organisations. This year’s showcase sought to highlight some of the recent discussions and developments in biobanking including recognition, standards, collaborations and changes impacting public interactions. As… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase 2017

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Representing UK-based biobanking at Global Biobank Week

Representing UK-based biobanking at Global Biobank Week Presentation slide from the ‘DNA, Your Say’ project This week, our Engagement Manager Jessica Mai Sims reports her experience at Global Biobank Week. Global Biobank Week was held in Stockholm this in September 2017. This year the conference was hosted as a collaboration between BBMRI-ERIC, ESBB and ISBER. Phil and I represented UK-based biobanking activities on behalf of the Centre, joining over 850… Read More »Representing UK-based biobanking at Global Biobank Week

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BBMRI-LPC Third Scientific Call for Access

A third BBMRI-LPC Scientific Call for Access is now being launched, building on the success of the first call in 2014 and the second call in spring 2015. BBMRI-LPC supports innovative research projects conducted in large prospective cohorts (LPC) across Europe. This Call for Access is an outstanding opportunity for European scientists to gain access to the unique collections of data and biosamples from the BBMRI-LPC network of high quality… Read More »BBMRI-LPC Third Scientific Call for Access

Coordination of Biobanking in the UK

Coordination of Biobanking in the UK On 29 September 2015, the Centre held its first annual biobanking event. Coordination of Biobanking in the UK, marked the UK becoming the 17th Member State to join BBMRI-ERIC, and was organised alongside ESBB’s 2015 Annual Conference to further connect to global developments in biobanking. Below you can find the presentations for view and download: Day’s Agenda (PDF, 210kB) Introduction to coordination of biobanks… Read More »Coordination of Biobanking in the UK

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Introduction to biobanking

What are samples? A sample can take many forms. It can be a piece of human tissue taken from a healthy or a diseased part of the body, but it can also be a sample of bodily fluid such as blood, urine or saliva. The reason samples are taken is to allow researchers to perform tests on ‘real’ material to gain greater understanding of what is happening in the patient.… Read More »Introduction to biobanking