New National Tissue Directory and Research Collaboration

December 31, 2014   //   No Comments

The Medical Research Council is pleased to announce on behalf of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) the establishment of a National Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre, led by University College London in collaboration with Nottingham University.

The new Centre, will receive approximately £900k for a period of three years, from a consortium of UKCRC funders, including British Heart Foundation; Cancer Research UK; Chief Scientist Office (Scotland); MRC; National Institute for Health Research/Department of Health; Health and Social Care Research & Development Division, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland; National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)/ Welsh Government; and the Wellcome Trust.

Professor Brian Davidson, UCL lead for the New Centre for National Tissue Directory and Research Collaboration said:

“The new National Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre will develop a resource finder which will enable researchers to discover, search across and contact multiple human tissue and biosample collections through one system. We hope that this coordinated approach and the guidance provided will improve the harmonisation of standards and best practice associated with the collection and governance of tissue samples in the UK.”

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