|Title:||Guidelines for human biobanks, genetic research databases and associated data|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0299/10|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 15 September 2010|
|Description:||The Guidelines for human biobanks, genetic research databases and associated data provide a state based framework of principles and best practices for the establishment and management of human tissue collections and their associated data.|
|Applicable to:||Researchers, Scientists, Clinicians|
|Period of effect:||from 12 July 2010 to 12 July 2015|
|Review date:||12 July 2015|
|Authorised by:||Mr Kim Snowball, Director General, Department of Health WA, 12-Aug-2010|
|Print version:||View print version|
Guidelines for human biobanks, genetic research databases and associated data
The ‘Guidelines for human biobanks, genetic research databases and associated data’ (The Guidelines) provide a set of principles and best practices to guide researchers and clinicians involved with biobanks in
The Guidelines address the establishment, governance, oversight, custodianship, terms for participation, protection of and access to samples and data, personnel requirements and discontinuation of the biobank.
The Guidelines apply to all biobanks within the custodianship, or held under the auspices of WA Health. This includes but is not restricted to biobanks:
It is the responsibility of all WA Health staff who are biobank custodians to ensure all staff are aware of and have access to a copy of The Guidelines which can be found at http://www.genomics.health.wa.gov.au/home/index.cfm.
The Guidelines have been developed in collaboration with stakeholders across WA Health, and independent researchers from all the research institutes in WA. In accordance with the WA Health ‘Consumer, Carer and Community Engagement Framework 2007’ health consumers and members of the public were included in the development of The Guidelines.
All enquires regarding The Guidelines should be directed to the Office of Population Health
Mr Kim Snowball
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 15 September 2010 at 1:17pm