How your data helps researchers
Clinical research underpins everything we do as a clinician. We need it to be able to diagnose patients, to be able to come up with new medications and to be able to determine how patients are going to respond with their diseases over time.
Using anonymised data allows us to share that data with colleagues who are doing excellent research, to get really important details and to get more out of the original research and that has a positive benefit directly for patients. It allows us to test novel therapies and to test potential new drugs.
That Anonymisation is so important, so that we can share that clinical data, with our colleagues and be able to make more important discoveries and more important decisions about the research.
The anonymised data can be utilized in a circumstance where we need to know something about patients. So we need to know what medications they’ve been on, what age or what gender they are, because that alters the results. The biorepository allows us to do that because clinicians in charge of their care can access that anonymised data for us and let us know so we can get the most out of the research.
Louise Jones / 03:58
The Norwich Research Park Biorepository supports vital clinical research thanks to the donation of samples
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 Cauldicott Guardian oversees how we handle your data and samples.