Tissue Bank

Together we can do more digestive disease research to improve patient health and medical care.


‘To provide high quality biological samples to researchers worldwide for projects to improve the health and care of patients in the future.’

‘to establish a local collection of biological samples from patients and research participants to facilitate new research projects investigating digestive health.’

We will provide samples and data to researchers in Nottingham and worldwide for relevant work to develop new analytical methods, new diagnostic tests and test research ideas.

We are recruiting adults who:

  • have attended a health appointment with our clinical team
  • who are involved in our research studies.

Participation involves

One appointment with our research nurse/doctor (alongside your medical care where possible) to provide medical details and any of the following (as appropriate):

  • a blood sample
  • a urine sample
  • a stool sample
  • surplus biopsy tissue

What are the benefits of taking part?

There is no direct benefit to you for donating your samples, however, research possible utilising your samples will enable further progress towards understanding liver and gastro-intestinal diseases.

It may assist in the development of new treatments, new tests for detection and diagnosis and facilitate small-scale projects to develop new laboratory techniques

This tissue bank has been reviewed and given a favourable opinion by Wales Research Ethics Committee 5. The study is supported by the University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Your involvement in the study and all personal information and related health records obtained will remain strictly confidential and will be stored securely.

Samples or data used will be anonymised and you will not be identifiable.


0115 9709966


Research/Specialist Nurse:

Ruth Shepherd: 0115 9249924 ext 60612