D2K, PEALS, Newcastle University

Biospecimen resource

The Biospecimen Resource

This comprises biomedical samples (blood,urine and saliva) collected in the 2003 biomedical survey that are used for purposes other than generating DNA.


METADAC has formal responsibility for overseeing access to the biospecimen resource.

Application and Access

  • The biospecimen resource can be accessed by downloading and completing the METADAC application form, following the METADAC application guidance notes
  • There is currently an open call for use of the biospecimen resource
  • Once an application has undergone the formal review process and been awarded, a Material Transfer Agreement must be signed
  • All applications get notified to the Centre for Longitudinal Studies Strategic Advisory Board (CLS SAB)