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Committee Room 5
Tuesday 25th October 2016 (14:30-15:30)

For more information, email Dr Philip Quinlan.

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The UK Biobanking Time Bomb: Maintaining Strong Public Trust in Medical Research

About the event

Biobanks are the organisations that store and share human samples for research, they thereby underpin countless advances in medical science. There are several pressures being placed upon Biobanks which threaten these vital research resources. We wish to address some of the key challenges, such as the reward systems, access to the vital clinical datasets (without which samples are of less use) and how we can build a national strategy for the collection and use of these valuable resources in a way that maintains public trust and support.


  • Dr Virginia Acha (Executive Director – Research, Medical and Innovation, ABPI)
  • Allan Marriott-Smith (CEO, Human Tissue Authority)
  • Professor Jonathan Montgomery (Chair, Health Research Authority)
  • Phil Quinlan (Director, UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre)
  • Dame Fiona Caldicott (National Data Guardian) - invited
  • Dame Jessica Corner (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, The University of Nottingham) - invited
  • Simon Denegri (National Director for Patients and the Public in Research, NIHR) - invited
  • Rt. Hon. Baroness Morgan of Drefelin - invited
  • Sir Paul Nurse (Director and Chief Executive, The Crick Institute) - invited

Supported by: The University of Nottingham

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