Select participants based on defined characteristics, refine your analysis and increase your success rate.
Academic researchers from around the world have made significant discoveries using samples and data from our unique BioResource participants, with their defined genotypes and phenotypes.
Providing access to our unique participants, the BioResource is designed to make your research and development more efficient.
With a single consent, a single repository, and a single database, our samples and data have been developed to accelerate discovery in your disease research.
Our cohorts cover these main areas: Common Diseases, Rare Diseases and Healthy Populations . Due to the specialist work needed to support COVID research we have a special section for that too.
Our support for you
Are you interested in obtaining NIHR BioResource support for your study?
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
Studies and Publications using the BioResource
Our approved studies have led to significant scientific publications:
we have supported hundreds of studies and publications
NIHR BioResource for ill children
The study shows genetic conditions are frequent in intensively ill children. DNA sequencing might be a first-line diagnostic tool for some intensively ill children. Recruiting families to the Rare Disease BioResource might help with care for patients and their families.
Genomes and coronavirus
The NIHR BioResource is partnering with GenOMICC and Genomics England and others to study the genetic code of thousands of patients severely ill with coronavirus. The work will indicate whether a person’s genetics may influence their susceptibility to the virus.
Get in touch
We welcome enquiries:
You can call us on 0800 090 22 33 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 18 centres across England welcome enquiries
Interested in working with us? See our careers page