Obtaining Tissue for Use in Research
If you need tissue for use in a research project, there are three options available:
- Use pre-existing material from a Biobank
- Buy pre-existing material from a commercial supplier
- Collect new tissue
To use any of this stored material you will need Research Ethics Committee (REC) approval.
Collecting New Tissue
To collect tissue from NHS patients you must get ethical approval from a recognised NHS REC. Permission from a Local NHS is also required.
Newcastle University Biobanks
Newcastle University has many Biobanks across its premises.
For a list of the Biobanks at Newcastle University visit: ncl.ac.uk/biobanks
You can also watch a short promotional video for these Biobanks at the following link: Newcastle University Biobanking Video