Requests to obtain relevant material and routine clinical data or to bank samples
Investigators who wish to bank or withdraw material need to complete a Tissue Bank Application Form or Tissue Bank Application-Data ONLY and submit this and any other required documentation to the Tissue Bank Operational Group for review.

Meeting dates

The Tissue Bank Operational Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month.  In order for an application to be discussed at a meeting applicants are required to submit their application by Monday the week before, to allow for sufficient time for the group to review documentation and seek further clarification if necessary.

Material Transfer Agreement
If a request is approved, associated costs are agreed and if necessary a Material Transfer Agreement is set up.

Incidental Findings policy:

For the purpose of a Tissue Bank project, an incidental finding is one that has potential health importance, discovered unexpectedly.

In the event of a researcher wishing to report an incidental finding they are not required to understand the potential severity of the finding, but they will be required to confirm the certainty of the resultDetails on how to report a finding are included in the Tissue Bank application form.