Researchers wishing to access human tissue for research purposes, from collections held by St Vincent's Hospital and its associated sites, must comply with the following policies and legislation. The guidelines and requirements from these policies are in addition to any requirements associated with HREC or Governance submissions, and should be incorporated and/or addressed in any application to an HREC relating to the use of human tissue for research.
- St Vincent’s Hospital Policy for the Collection, Use, Supply and Transfer of Material (including Human Tissue) for Medical Research PDF [225 KB]
- NSW Ministry of Health GL2006_021 Human Tissue – Requirements of the Human Tissue Act 1983 in relation to research and use of tissue
- NSW Ministry of Health PD2007_066 Genetic testing
- Anatomy Act 1977
The St Vincent’s Biorepository provides St Vincent’s Hospital Darlinghurst researchers with infrastructure to help coordinate and facilitate collection, processing and storage of human biospecimens for use in biomedical research and clinical trials.
For more details regarding fees and services provided please contact Ms Kate Merlin +61 2 8382 4941 or Philip Cunningham +61 2 8382 4900 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The NSW Biobank Certification Program aims to improve and harmonise biobanking standards and provides researchers with access to education modules and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to encourage best practice in Biobanking.