UCL Eastman Biobank

The UCL Eastman Biobank will act as a physical repository for collections of biological samples and data for research purposes from consented patients at the Eastman Dental Institute and Hospital, University College London and University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust (Eastman). This will incorporate prospective collections of stored samples and new collections. It provides a unique opportunity to advance dental and medical research by making access to tissue surplus to requirements easier, and more efficiently, and with a high level of governance compliant with HTA standards. The Biobank will support projects principally involved in the study of human disease and the normal functioning of the human body. The Biobank will store normal and pathological specimens from relevant tissues and bodily fluids. Tissue will be stored in a variety of formats. The establishment of a core programme will enable a centralised approach to the management and integration of all research groups working within these institutions, providing appropriate structure and support.

Contact Information


UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Bloomsbury Campus
Rockefeller Building
21 University Street
Greater London

Last Updated: 11/10/2022

Annual Statistics

Year Access Requests Received Access Requests Approved
Internal External Commercial Internal External Commercial
2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2017 137 N/A N/A 137 N/A N/A
2018 193 N/A N/A 193 N/A N/A
2019 91 N/A N/A 83 N/A N/A
2020 37 N/A N/A 37 N/A N/A
2021 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2022 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2023 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2024 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A