How the Norwich Research Park Biorepository works
How the Biorepository works
Donating samples of human tissue supports vital research into the causes of diseases and the development of effective new treatments. Your samples let researchers understand exactly what’s happening in various healthy cells or tissues. To do this we need people like you to donate tissue.
Louise Jones / 03:58
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository supports vital clinical research thanks to the donation of samples
Jo Brooks / 01:44
Clinical research enables researchers to develop new medications and to determine how patients are going to respond to disease.
Tanja Suligoj / 02:56
Research relies on the Norwich Research Park Biorepository and on the donation of tissue for research purposes.
Dheemanth Vangimalla / 02:44
An ethics committee ensures that proposal for research involving human participants meet the highest ethical standards
Garry John / 02:19
With your consent, your blood can be stored securely in the Biorepository, anonymised, and used for vital research purposes.
Rachael Stanley / 02:30
Your samples are extremely important to us and future research, so we make sure that they are well looked after.
Anthony Lundrigan / 02:04
To help ensure that we maintain the highest principles a Caldicott Guardian oversees how we handle your data and samples.
Rachael Stanley / 02:56
The majority of samples are kept in freezers. These are monitored 24 hours a day and any temperature fluctuations trigger an...
Roxy Brunton-Sim / 02:28
Informed ethical consent is fundamental for any study using human tissue to help improve and develop patient care
Roy Collins / 01:26
Consenting to have your tissue used for research enables researchers to find causes and cures for breast cancer & other diseases
Adrienne Morgan / 02:15
For Adrienne, being able to donate tissue as part of her treatment was a positive to come from an awful situation
About the Norwich Research Park Biorepository
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository is located in the Bob Champion Research and Education building next door to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and the Quadram Institute.
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository is an invaluable resource for clinical research. The banking of human tissue, blood, solid tissue, and other samples, in a biorepository (tissue bank) provides a rich source of material to drive research into normal human health and a wide range of diseases.
Researching the role of breast milk in a healthy adult gut
Supplements of sugars found in breast milk may help improve adult gut health, new research involving the NRP Biorepository...
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Keep updated with latest news...
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17th May 2021
Scientists from the Norwich Research Park are launching a new study into breast cancer.
11th May 2021
A biobank for health research based on the Norwich Research Park has launched a new website designed to help the public
1st October 2020
The Biorepository team has been a vital resource in the genome sequencing of coronavirus by researchers at the Quadram Institute.