Our network of 18 Centres spans England, recruiting participants for the national BioResource. Some Centres also specialise in areas of local expertise.
Our Centres are staffed by teams who are highly skilled in participant recruitment, sample collection and study management.
Each BioResource Centre is connected to the corresponding local Biomedical Research Centre (BRC), which is another National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) supported infrastructure.
Coordinated by our Centres, our BioResource Programmes build on our strengths to make a difference in a specific disease area.
All our Programmes welcome participants from across England with some able to recruit volunteers from the rest of the UK.
Find your nearest centre below:
IBD BioResource: a national platform designed to expedite research into Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
IMID BioResource: helping research into Immune-Mediated Inflammatory Diseases and the factors that determine severity.
Mental Health BioResource: research that aims to improve our understanding of different mental illnesses and identify new and better treatments.
NAFLD BioResource: a partnership that aims to identify new disease mechanisms and potential targets for treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Rare Diseases BioResource: we identify genetic causes of rare diseases, to improve diagnosis and to support work to develop and validate treatments. Our work will improve care for those with rare diseases and support their families.
Young People's BioResource: dedicated specifically to research which will help children and young people.
COVID-19 BioResource: working with committed and passionate researchers and participants, we are involved in coronavirus cutting edge research.
Our cohorts cover three main areas: common diseases, rare diseases, and healthy population. Due to the specialist work needed to support COVID research we have a special section for that too.
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
Some of our studies
Post-COVID-19 surveillance: To establish T cell assays for assessing T cell responses and identify individual and immunological factors that account for different disease outcomes
Samples and data
Dr Nyarie Sithole
Healthcare Worker T Cell Recall
Dr James Thaventhiran