We are the NIHR BioResource

Bringing people together and leading research

Young People's BioResource

Young People's BioResource

Read about how we're working with young people and families to develop our programme to support health research in children and young people.

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

The enthusiasm, commitment and contribution of our participants helps our researcher partners to uncover the causes of disease.

Together, we help to improve medical practice, create new drugs and develop patient-specific, targeted treatments.

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Responding to national need

The NIHR BioResource is contributing to tackling COVID-19.

Our teams have dedicated all their efforts towards safely collecting and delivering samples that help researchers uncover the causes of illness in people infected with Coronavirus.

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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 13 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.

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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 13 centres across England welcome enquiries

Interested in working with us?  See our careers page