The UK Biobank of the Year was announced at the UK Biobanking Showcase on Tuesday 19th November 2019. The annual Showcase, hosted by UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (TDCC), was this year held at the University of Nottingham.
The German Biobank Node (GBN), which is part of BBMRI-ERIC, asked more than 330 “potential biobank users” at university hospitals about their attitudes towards collaborating with biobanks. Here, Dr. Cornelia Specht, managing director of the GBN, tells us about the survey results and conclusions.
King’s Health Partners Cancer Biobank at Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Focus Games have developed a digital biobanking game. Here, Dr. Cheryl Gillett, Head of Biobanking at King’s College London, tells us more.
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.
The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC) held its annual meeting, UK Biobanking Showcase, on the 27th November. This year, the main themes included sustainability, quality and data management.
The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) have been awarded UK Biobank of the year 2018! Now in its 3rd year, the awards were presented at UK Biobanking Showcase.
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 strengthen public support for biobanking and research participation. Consistent message about consent Five years ago,… Read More »Public support for transparency in Biobanking
£54 million funding to transform health through data science The UKCRC Tissue directory and Coordination centre will soon be embedded within one of six new Health data research centres in the UK. Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is awarding £30 million funding to six sites across the UK to address challenging healthcare issues through use of data science. Each site has world-class expertise; a track record in using health data… Read More »£54 million funding to transform health through data science