Tissue Access for Patient Benefit (TAPb)

We aim to facilitate the pathway for access, storage, use and transfer of human organs, cells and tissue between clinical centres within UCL Partners, academic groups in UCL, other universities, hospitals, medical researcher and biotechnology companies, to enhance the ability for researchers to access the materials they need. Alongside this, researcher will be able to exchange information and access guides on regulatory, ethics and practical issues concerning access, transfer and use of this type of material. These guides will be video and documents format, based on talks at organised events given by experts in the relevant fields.


  • Cell culture
  • Immunohistochemistry - scoring
  • Immunohistochemistry - staining
  • Tissue micro array creation
  • Nucleic acid extraction

Existing samples:

  • Fit and well
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (disorder)

Bespoke collection capabilities:

  • Carcinoma in situ of liver
  • Fit and well
  • Malignant neoplasm of liver


  • Scientist.com

Contact Information


Royal Free Hospital
Pond Street

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 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A