We are the NIHR BioResource

Bringing people together and leading research

Families driving health research

Families driving health research

Children aged 0-15 can join our pioneering health research programme from home today. Help us unlock the power hiding in your DNA.

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For Participants

Our volunteers are at the heart of our work to understand the links between genes, the environment, health and disease.

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For Researchers

Providing access to our unique participants, the BioResource is designed to make your research more efficient.

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Sign up for the BioResource

Provide a few details today to get started, or if you have questions, email our recruitment team on nbr@bioresource.nihr.ac.uk

Watch our video to learn more about how the BioResource can support your study

Thousands of people have already joined us to help us transform the genetics of health research.

The enthusiasm, commitment and contribution of our volunteer participants allows our research partners to better understand the causes and pathways of disease.

Whether you are a patient living with one of the common and rare diseases we recruit for or a member of the public without, your contribution is valuable.

Find out how you can join us

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The voice for our volunteers

Our National Participant Advisory Group (NPAG) speak on behalf of our 250,000 volunteers.

They meet virtually, up to a maximum of four times a year, to provide input on operational and strategic matters that impact BioResource volunteers and their experience participating in research.

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How we help

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participants have joined us to help uncover the causes of disease 

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research publications since 2009 supported by the BioResource and our participants

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samples that help researchers in their work to tackle disease

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How you can help with health research and what others think about taking part

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Your local BioResource 

With 18 Centres in England, we are never too far away and are here to help

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Helping children and their families

BioResource participants have helped doctors to better detect genetic disorders in children. Treatment or advice to parents might be improved by testing seriously ill children for genetic variations that could explain their disease. Read the article here.

Families can also help research in our new programme for ages 0 -15, D-CYPHR.

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Get in touch

We welcome enquiries:

You can call us on  0800 090 22 33 or email us at nbr@bioresource.nihr.ac.uk

Our 18 centres across England welcome enquiries

Interested in working with us?  See our careers page