Tissue samples held across the UK, in universities, hospitals and charities, can be accessed using the UKCRC Tissue Directory.
The Directory enables researchers to search over 200 UK human sample resources (tissue banks, biorepositories, biobanks, cohort studies, research tissue banks, etc.), to find relevant samples and data.
Using a specific disease term or searching ‘fit and well’ will enable you to find existing tissue samples or organisations that can collect bespoke collections. An A-Z of human sample resources is also available. The Directory is free to use, with discussions about sample access taking place directly with individual biobanks.