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NIHR BioResource

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) BioResource was established to further clinical research within the UK by assisting researchers with volunteer recruitment, specifically volunteer recruitment by genotype and/or phenotype. Researchers can apply to the NIHR BioResource if they are interested in recalling volunteers from the panel.

The unique benefit of the NIHR BioResource is that researchers are able to select volunteers for studies based on their genetic make-up or on other characteristics, such as markers in their blood cells. All of us have slight variations in our genes and these determine traits such as eye colour, skin colour, hair growth and height. It is also combinations of these variations that can predispose or protect an individual to certain diseases.

Please visit NIHR BioResource website for more information. Alternatively, you can follow links below: