Research

UK Biobank of the Year award 2020

Applications for the UK Biobank of the Year Award 2020 are open! Now in its 5th year, the Award recognises human sample resources who have added significant value to high impact research.

Transparency Principles

The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre has launched a set of Transparency Principles. The Principles outline how transparency can be sustained throughout the research life cycle, ensuring biobanks and donors know who is using their samples.

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Survey of potential biobank users in Germany

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.

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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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Sustainability Survey

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