Blood platelet disorders (access to 'Chromoscope' data platform)
Dr Floor Heubel-Moenen
Institution or company
University of Maastricht (Maastricht University Medical Center+), Masstricht, Belgium
Genomics and Rare Diseases
The researchers behind this study are looking to further understand the genetic basis of this condition through accessing data on genotypes related to blood platelet disorders held on the University of Cambridge’s 'Chromoscope’* data platform.
* ‘Chromoscope’ is a data platform used by researchers wishing to analyse rare genetic variants. For the NIHR Bioresource Rare Disease Project, DNA from consenting participants was collected and their genetic information was stored for future research use. In order for this data to be anonymously accessed for research purposes the NIHR BioResource created an application called ‘Chromoscope’ (previously known as ‘Gene Docs’). ‘Chromoscope’ allows approved researchers to access this genetic data. Before access is given researchers must submit an application to the NIHR BioResource requesting access. The BioResource reviews these applications and if approved, researchers are given access to the required anonymised data.