The skills and knowledge gained in developing UK Biobank are now being put to good use – with the establishment of UK Biocentre, a wholly-owned UK Biobank subsidiary geared to helping other pioneering health studies. UK Biobank has become a world-leader in biological sample management, as well as the setting up of information systems required to run large, population-based studies. UK Biocentre makes it easier for this knowledge to be passed on to other researchers and organisations, who can also use its state-of-the-art storage facilities for their own samples – avoiding the need to, and cost of, recreating the system elsewhere. Any profits from UK Biocentre will be put back into UK Biobank, to strengthen the Resource. For further information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the UK Biocentre website.