The Norwich Research Park Biorepository is an invaluable resource for clinical research. It is a source of human tissue samples, provided by consenting patients, for studies into the causes and treatments of diseases.
Our facilities allow short and long-term storage of samples and associated anonymised data in a safe and secure manner.
Our staff are experts in obtaining samples with the informed consent of participants and ensuring that the maximum value is obtained from them through ethical, impactful, high quality research that benefits us all.
We provide resources, expertise and facilities for the Norwich Research Park, the wider UK and international clinical research community, and appropriate commercial organisations.
- Informed ethical donor consent
- Sample transportation and archiving
- Safe, secure sample storage
- State-of-the-art freezer and retrieval systems
- Virtual tissue banking (samples direct from donor to researcher)
- Bespoke sample collection
The NRP Biorepository is housed in the Bob Champion Research and Education building and is a partnership between the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB) and the University of East Anglia (UEA).
The Biorepository works within the terms of the Human Tissue Act 2004 (HTA) and had been inspected and approved by the Human Tissue Authority (licence number 11208). It also has appropriate NHS Research Ethics Committee approval. Its activities are overseen by a committee drawn from partner organisations and representing donors, which reports through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) Research Governance Committee to the NNUH Trust Board.