A biobank application is always required for using biobank samples for research purpose. The application procedure may differ depending on your study design and sample collection.
Application forms to use:
To apply for access to newly collected samples and/ or existing samples, use form: L1. Access to sample collection and personal data for research >>
Please note that a sample collection can remain within the healthcare principle’s biobank or be released to a research principle or another designated biobank.
For more detailed instruction concerning single-centre studies, please see: K6. Information leaflet – access to samples for research >>.
For access to newly collected samples in multicentre studies where the sample collection will be released to a recipient biobank, following application form N1a. Access to newly collected biobank samples and associated personal data in multicentre studies>>, shall be completed, enclosed with N1b. Appendix B: >> (investigators involved in the study).
Please note that the multicentre principle cannot be applied if only private healthcare providers are in the study. At least one County Council/region must take part in the study when using the multicentre principle.
For more detailed instruction concerning multicentre studies, please see: M3. Instruction to MC N1a >>
Appendix that may have to be included with the application:
– L1a. >>, if the application is concerning existing biopsy-tissue/cytology samples
– L1b. >>, if the application is concerning existing liquid-based samples
– L1c. >> (only in swedish), if the application is concerning existing samples in the PKU biobank