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 principal’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 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