The Scottish HPV archive

The Scottish HPV Archive is a biorepository of samples that provides a vital resource for researchers to improve the detection and management of HPV associated disease

Setup in 2009, The Scottish HPV archive is housed within the University of Edinburgh and follows the governance policies of NHS Lothian for tissue collections and the bio-repository principles of the Lothian NRS Bioresource. The Scottish HPV Archive aims to provide a valuable resource for ethically approved ongoing and future translational research into HPV related disease.

Bio-repository principles of the Lothian NRS Bioresource (SAHSC)

The Scottish HPV Archive is situated within the Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh.

Location of  Queen's Medical Research Institute

The Scottish HPV archive currently holds over 40,000 samples the majority of which are cervical liquid-based cytology (LBC) samples and derivatives thereof (including nucleic acid).

Activity and management of the Scottish HPV Archive are overseen by a Local Management Group and an over-arching Archive Steering Group.