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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 the ethical framework 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 University of Oxford, the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) Digital Pathology theme, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Oxford Cancer Centre, National Institute for Health Research Thames Valley and South Midlands Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and Research Capability Funding (NIHR RCF).

Data Protection and Privacy

Information is collected, stored and processed by ORB as part of the University of Oxford only in ways which comply with data privacy and protection legislation including the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The ORB GDPR privacy notice is available here.