The women have donated samples for use in ethically approved secondary studies. Ethics approval from UK authorities is necessary before any project can be undertaken.
A controlled access approach will be employed.
No samples / data will be released that would compromise an ongoing trial or study.
There must be a strong scientific or other legitimate rationale for the sample / data to be used for the requested purpose.
Projects involving women’s cancer and in particular ovarian cancer should be collaborations involving the investigators who have invested time and effort in the trials/study and in maintaining and enriching the bioresource.
The resources required to maintain the bioresource and process requests should not be under-estimated. All projects will need to cover the costs which will be generated using a custom-built cost recovery tool specifically developed for the bioresource.
Data exchange will need to comply with Information Governance and Data Security Policies in all of the relevant countries.
Where possible ‘open research’ with return of new data generated from use of n the samples/data will be the norm.
Please email email@example.com if you wish to explore use of samples and data. The application form can be downloaded below.