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Imperial Population BioResource


The Imperial Population BioResource Tissue Bank is part of a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) initiative to facilitate biomedical research in industry, academia, and the NHS. The main objective of this project is to create a resource of healthy volunteers and patients from the general population who are willing to be approached to take part in research studies investigating the links between genes, the environment, health, and disease.

Volunteers choosing to join the Imperial Population BioResource will be asked to donate a sample of blood, which will be analysed. This information will be used to determine volunteers’ suitability for participation in future research studies, focused on particular issues. Members of the research community can submit requests to the Imperial Population BioResource in order to identify eligible volunteers for their research projects and potentially invite them to take part. Access requests made to the BioResource are carefully assessed by an access committee to ensure that the study is of scientific value and is being run professionally.

Please feel free to contact us, whether you are a participant considering joining the Imperial Population BioResource or whether you would like to enquire about access requests. Please contact the Imperial College BioResource coordinator, Mr Paul Downey: