Events

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UK Biobank of the Year Award 2019

We’re pleased to announce that applications for UK Biobank of the Year 2019 are now open! Now in its 4th year, the award recognises human sample resources who have added significant value to high impact research.

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms

Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms We check in with our primary sponsor, BC Platforms to find out what they can offer Biobanks and what you can speak to them about at UK Biobanking Showcase this year. In a nutshell, who are BC Platforms? BC Platforms is a bioinformatics company specializing in secure genomic data management and interpretation. From Data to Personalized Health, we bring doctors, scientists, bioinformaticians, data managers, and… Read More »Meet the sponsor: BC Platforms

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Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week

Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week 2018 The European and Middle Eastern Society for Biopreservation and Biobanking (ESBB) and BBMRI-ERIC jointly held Europe Biobank Week (EBW) this September. Emma Lawrence, UKCRC TDCC Research engagement manager reports back on the week’s events. I attended Europe Biobank Week on behalf of the UKCRC TDCC this month. It was held in Antwerp, a pretty city in the north of Belgium. The conference venue was… Read More »Biosharing at Europe Biobank Week

UK Biobanking Showcase Agenda 2018

09.30 – 10.00 Registration Session 1 Latest Developments in Biobanking 10.00 – 10.05 UKCRC TDCC Introduction 10.05 – 10.20 UKCRC Tissue Directory development update Phil Quinlan and Matt Styles, University of Nottingham 10.20 – 10.35 UKCRC Tissue Platforms for Engagement Emma Lawrence and Jessica Sims, UCL 10.35 – 10.55 Consent to use human samples and linked health data in research – results Amanda Hunn, Health Research Authority 10.55 – 11.20… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase Agenda 2018

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The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

CM-Path hosted a workshop on sample quality in biobanking and promoting best practice Research Engagement Manager, Emma Lawrence reports back on the workshop. Although I had used human samples in research in the past I had never given much thought to what makes a ‘good quality sample’. This week I attended the NCRI CM-Path initiative’s “Biobanking best practices workshop” to find out about their new quality improvement tool. I found… Read More »The (CM)-Path to quality Biobanking

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UK Biobanking Showcase 2018: date announced

The UKCRC TDCC have confirmed the date of their annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase 2018. The event will be held on the 27th November at a brand new location in central London. Expect more interactive talks, debates and an up to date picture of Biobanking in the UK and beyond. Topics will include sustainability planning, quality and recognition and an update from BBMRI-ERIC. The winner of UK Biobank of the… Read More »UK Biobanking Showcase 2018: date announced

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Making new treatments possible in Riga

Riga old town (Creative Comms Licence, David Holt) Making new treatments possible in Riga In March BBMRI-ERIC members from all over Europe met in Riga for a management update. UKCRC TDCC Research Engagement Manger, Emma Lawrence reports back on the meetings events. The meetings are an opportunity for the national nodes to meet and talk about progress and developments in the field. This meeting I learnt a lot about the… Read More »Making new treatments possible in Riga

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UK Biobank of the year award 2018

UK Biobank of the year award 2018 The UKCRC TDCC is dedicated to supporting and promoting those who provide researchers with fit-for-purpose samples and data in the UK. The UK 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. Human tissue resources (HTR; for example, biobanks, biorepositories, cohort studies, clinical trials; etc.)… Read More »UK Biobank of the year award 2018