UAB Policy on Repositories of Human Tissue and Databanks - IRB POL035

This policy states that repositories of human data or tissues will comply with human subjects regulations and other related standards. Links to corresponding procedures are provided.
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HRPP Document:     POL035
Effective Date:   3/30/07
Revision Date:  4/10/07, 2/5/10
Subject:  UAB Policy on Repositories of Human Tissue and Databanks


It is UAB policy that repositories of human data or tissues involving the collection, storage, and distribution of information or materials for research will operate in accordance with applicable human subjects regulations (e.g., 45 CFR Part 46) and related guidance and HIPAA privacy and security regulations. Operations of a repository and its data management center for non-exempt research will be subject to oversight by the IRB. The IRB will review and approve a protocol specifying the conditions under which data and specimens may be accepted and shared, and will ensure adequate measures are employed to protect the privacy of subjects and maintain the confidentiality of the data. (See also: PRO135 Procedure for Repositories of Human Tissue and Databanks; SUP411 UAB INFORMATION DISCLOSURE AND CONFIDENTIALITY POLICY; SUP425 UAB DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY POLICY.)

Approved on March 1, 2010, by:  

Richard B. Marchase, PhD
Vice President for Research and Economic Development

Ferdinand Urthaler, MD
IRB Chair

Sheila Deters Moore, CIP
OIRB Director