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Welcome to the Oxford Radcliffe Biobank

The Oxford Radcliffe Biobank (ORB) is a resource of tissue and blood samples donated by patients for use in medical research. The Biobank provides a simple and efficient way to collect and store samples according to regulatory requirements, and ensures fair access to the samples. Samples will be used for research studies which may contribute to increasing the knowledge and understanding of disease in order to improve diagnosis and treatment, and ultimately patient care.

The Biobank is closely associated with the Oxford Centre for Histopathology Research (OCHRe), an integrated service-driven facility which enables access to equipment and methodologies for research, and importantly the expertise essential for the generation and interpretation of reliable and reproducible results.

The ORB and OCHRe are supported by the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre which is a partnership between the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and the University of Oxford.