Using our BioResource
You can screen our samples from more than 150,000 participants for your genes or variants of interest before you select participants.
If you tailor participants, studies into the causes of many diseases that previously would have proven too costly or time-consuming can become achievable.
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.
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 using the BioResource
Our approved studies have led to significant scientific publications: as of 2020, we have supported more than 50 studies
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.