The Northern Ireland Biobank: A Cancer Focused Repository of Science

Claire Lewis, Stephen McQuaid, Priscilla Clark, Tracey McGuigan, Paul Murray, Christine Greene, Bronagh Coulter, Ken Mills, Jacqueline James

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Abstract

The Northern Ireland Biobank (NIB) was established in 2011 as a joint initiative between Queen’s University Belfast and Belfast Health and Social Care Trust to provide the infrastructure for the standardised collection and storage of high quality, well annotated human tissue samples, with matched bloods and bodily fluids to underpin cancer research in Northern Ireland and beyond. The NIB has been instrumental in supporting translational research locally, nationally and internationally with a number of key achievements to date. The vision of NIB is to develop an internationally recognised biobank network within Northern Ireland which collects, stores and distributes high quality, clinically annotated biospecimens for biomarker research to benefit cancer patients.
Original languageEnglish
Article number9
Number of pages6
JournalOpen Journal of Bioresources
Volume5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2018

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