Any organisation based in the UK, which collects and distributes biosamples for cancer research (not necessarily in the UK), may apply to join the CCB. The CCB also encourages new biobanks that are planning to collect and distribute materials, to join at an early stage of setup.
There are two categories of membership, Full Member and Provisional Member, to reflect the different stages of development of a biobank
There are numerous benefits that you will have access to upon joining CCB, including dedicated resources through the CCB Members Area
Full members of the CCB are compliant with CCB Guiding Principles, provide samples for cancer research to any researchers with bona fide projects and list their sample collections in the NCRI Cancer Biosample Directory. There are currently over 25 full members
CCB’s provisional members are biobanks who are working towards full membership status