Ethically Approved Research Tissue Banks

Researchers can apply to research tissue banks to access samples or data under the tissue bank ethics approval, instead of obtaining project-specific approval. Tissue banks can both allow access to previously collected tissue and data, and in some cases (detailed below) initiate prospective sample and data collection. Local access policies vary and are limited to what is permitted in the ethical approval. More information specific bank's ethical approvals can be found on the National Research Ethics Service website.

The following resources offer access to samples and data under generic ethical approval: