TwinsUK BioBank

  • Research type

    Research Tissue Bank



  • Research summary

    TwinsUK BioBank

  • REC name

    North West - Liverpool Central Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    24 May 2019

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion

  • Data collection arrangements

    amples will be stored in the Twins Department laboratory.

    The twins personal data will be kept on our secure password protected database that is kept separated from a shared drive and accessible only by certain members of DTR team. All samples, phenotype and questionnaire data will be labelled and stored anonymously and cannot be linked to the volunteer by research personnel. All other data will be stored under the unique study number on the DTR phenobase.

  • Research programme

    The TwinsUK BioBank will support any research programme providing they have a valid justified scientific requirement for the data and samples from the bank and appropriate funding for the resource is needed.

  • Storage license


  • RTBTitle

    TwinsUK BioBank

  • Establishment organisation

    Department of Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology

  • Establishment organisation address

    3rd Floor, South Wing, Block D

    St Thomas' Hospital Campus


    SE1 7EH