I am a commercial researcher, am I eligible to apply for support from the IBD BioResource?
Yes, you can certainly apply for access to the panel. For further information about the application process see here [hyperlink to Researchers/Overview of the IBD BioResource]

Do I need to pay for access to the IBD BioResource panel?
The IBD BioResource operates a charging/cost recovery schedule –

  • Cambridge BRC Principal Investigators: the costs associated with courier and volunteer expenses (e) only will apply.
  • Non-Cambridge BRC Principal Investigators: an enrolment fee (b), a screen failure fee (d), and costs associated with courier and volunteer expenses (e) will apply where relevant.
  • Private Commercial Institutions: an initial setup study fee (a), an enrolment fee (b), an existing sample fee (c), a screen failure fee (d), and costs associated with courier and volunteer expenses (e) will apply where relevant.

Where are the patients located?
The patients we recruit are located across England. For the latest list of recruitment locations please see here

What type of research do you support?
We can support a wide range of research, but the mechanism for selection of patients should usually be recall by genotype.