Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Biobank


The procurement and subsequent use of human tissue samples is the cornerstone of medical research that has facilitated countless medical discoveries and advances in therapy.


The Edinburgh Reproductive Tissue Bio Bank (ERTBB) has been set up to aid medical and scientific researchers working in the field of reproductive biology, with the long term goal of improving the health, diagnosis and treatment of women and their un-born infants.

The Bank provides high quality tissue samples and matched medical data in an anonymised form for researchers working on projects which have already obtained ethical approval from an appropriate ethics committee.


Members of the Management Group


Professor David Harrison, Director of Laboratory Medicine, NHS Lothian

Bio Bank Manager

Dr Simon Riley, Non-clinical Senior Lecturer and Senior Scientist.

Other Members

  • Dr Fiona Denison, Consultant Obstetrician and senior clinical scientist
  • Mr Graeme Johnson, Lay Member
  • Dr Craig Marshall, NHS Tissue Governance Officer
  • Mrs Jane Perkins, Lay Member
  • Professor Jane Norman, Professor of Maternal and Fetal Health, Senior Clinical Scientist
  • Dr Rebecca Reynolds, Consultant Endocrinologist and Senior Clinical Scientist
  • Sonia Whyte, Research Midwife, with experience in bioethics and clinical trials