About us

What can the NBC offer?

  • The NIHR NBC has been established with a grant from NIHR to provide services to biomedical and clinical researchers in the most cost-effective way possible.
  • The centre has a core service designed with flexibility in mind to meet the needs of a wide variety of research.

Building on firm foundations:

  • The knowledge, skills and infrastructure developed from the recruitment and sample collection of 500,000 adults in the UK Biobank prospective cohort study (www.ukbiobank.ac.uk) have provided the foundations for the design and implementation of the NIHR NBC.
  • NIHR NBC has implemented the same highly‐automated infrastructure and robust information and quality systems to provide a cost‐effective, secure and responsive service.
  • The NIHR NBC provides a unique infrastructure that supports and facilitates translational, clinical and applied research.


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