Biobank at UMC Utrecht

Biobank at UMC Utrecht

In a study that is subject to the WMO and that is submitted to the MREC for review under said act, bodily material from patients of UMC Utrecht may be used, and this bodily material may be stored for future research that is still unknown. In this case, this biobank component of the file will be reviewed by the MREC at the request of the Biobanks Review Committee (TCBio) based on UMC Utrecht’s Biobank Regulations.

Note: Please indicate clearly whether any extra material is being obtained for biobank purposes (combined file) or whether it only concerns material remaining from the WMO research.





Information sheet for biobank research uitklapper, klik om te openen

The information sheet for research subject to the WMO and the information on the biobank component can be combined into a single subject information sheet. For combined files you may want to consider whether a separate information sheet and informed consent form for the biobank component is desirable.

Additional sections for the information sheet for biobank research uitklapper, klik om te openen

Apart from information on collection and storage (where, for how long) and a global description of the purpose of future use, please incorporate the following sections in the information sheet, if applicable (usually under header number 10):

Review of the release of bodily material from the Biobank
Before we can perform any specific scientific research with your bodily material and/or data, we must first obtain approval from the independent Biobanks Review Committee.

Withdrawal from the Biobank
If you decide, after signing the consent form, that you no longer want to take part in this biobank, you can indicate this on the enclosed withdrawal form*.

Biobank findings
Findings which are important for you.
In exceptional cases it is possible that during a study in which your medical data and/or your bodily material have been used, something is discovered that may be important for you. Such findings will be reported to the independent committee appointed by the Executive Board. This committee will weigh up all relevant interests and on this basis will decide (after consultation with the treating doctor and/or your GP, and the medical head of department of the <enter department name>) whether or not the treating doctor will inform you about this finding. If you do not want to be informed about any findings which may be important for you, you cannot take part in this biobank.

Withdrawal form for the subject information sheet uitklapper, klik om te openen

Please add the withdrawal form to the information sheet as an annex. You can download the withdrawal form via the link on the right-hand side of this page.


Registration form for a sub-biobank uitklapper, klik om te openen

In case of a combined file, please add the Sub-biobank registration form, which can be found using the link on the right-hand side.


Participating institutions: UMC Utrecht and Prinses Máxima Center for pediatric oncology

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