Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs


In addition to storing material for anatomical examination, education, and training, 15 (41%) of establishments reported that they store relevant material for research studies ‘in connection with disorders, or the functioning of the human body’, another ‘scheduled purpose’ under the Human Tissue Act 2004. In the 2015 compliance updates, two of the 37 licensed establishments at that time reported that they included RTBs under their Anatomy licence. However, none of the establishments reported that they include a Research Tissue Bank (RTB) facility is this compliance update as the two previously reported RTBs were subsequently transferred to different governance arrangements.

Last updated on: 27 May 2019