Joining the BioResource
Everyone has a unique contribution to make to health research. Volunteer today.
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.
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.
How we help
participants have joined us to help uncover the causes of disease
research publications since 2009 supported by the BioResource and our participants
samples that help researchers in their work to tackle disease
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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.