The UKCRC Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre is a new jointly-funded project based at UCL, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham.  It is an exciting initiative, which aims to improve access to human tissue samples for research purposes in the UK. There is a need for researchers to be able to find human samples for high-quality research. To facilitate this, the centre has created a tissue directory, which will hold the information for UK collections. You can read more about us and search the directory here.The centre’s annual meeting, ‘UK Biobanking Showcase, will take place on 16 November 2016, at the Oval, London, and it will feature the range of exciting biobanking capabilities that we have. There’ll be debates, discussion panels, workshops and lots of chances to shape the development of the centre. You’ll hear about our progress to date, our ambitious work plans for the upcoming year and our links to BBMRI-ERIC. It will be a unique opportunity to shape the future of UK biobanking. You can now register here.Click here to read news from Epilepsy Research UK and around the world.