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UKCRC Health Research Classification System

Cell cycle and DNA repair

Advice on health categories

Studies of normal cell cycle and DNA repair should be coded as Generic Health Relevance unless they relate to a specific cell type in which case the appropriate Health Category should be used. These studies should not be coded as Cancer or Congenital Disorders.


Advice on research activities

Studies of normal cell cycle and DNA repair should be coded within the 1 Underpinning code group.


Main inclusion criteria

Studies of normal biology including:

  • genes and gene products
  • molecular, cellular and physiological structures and function
  • biological pathways and processes including normal immune function
  • developmental studies and normal ageing
  • bioinformatics and structural studies
  • development and characterisation of model systems


Advice on research activities

To be used for research involving normal biological function including the following:

Excludes studies characterising proteins or pathways linked to a condition or disease.

Excludes studies of processes associated to cancer which are rarely ‘normal’.

Official terminology

Full name of code

Short name Unique ID
1.1 Normal biological development and functioning 1.1 Biological



Related external links

Common Scientific Outline (CSO) – 1.1 Normal Functioning