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    bullet point  Guidelines for the Management and Use of Human Biological Materials for Research
     
     
    Human biological materials represent a precious resource in the furtherance of biomedical research and, as such, always should be used in an ethical manner, with due care and diligence and in ways that will provide the most benefit to investigative endeavors and the generation of new information. Individuals who have so generously provided these materials are shown the highest level of respect when materials are utilized in a manner that maximizes the collective efforts of our investigators and new data generated. One of the ways to accomplish this is through sharing of available material within the Health Sciences community.

    Please refer to the attached documents for more detailed information on the established Policy regarding Management and Use of Human Biological Materials for Research Purposes and for registering existing materials.

    The types of human biological material include:

    *Subcellular components such as DNA and RNA
    *Cells or tissues from any part of the human body
    *Organs (liver, kidneys, heart, etc.)
    *Blood and blood products such as plasma, serum, red
    blood cells)
    *Bodily products, such as hair, teeth, urine, and saliva

    Immortalized cell lines are excluded.

    Organisms such as bacteria and viruses isolated from human specimens are not human biological materials.

    Clarification: Any sample collections and/or tissue banks where material has not been secured via the Health Sciences Tissue Bank (Rajiv Dhir, MD, Medical Director, and Michelle Bisceglia, Manager), must be registered on the attached form and forwarded to the OOAS.

     
    Documents
  • Policy on the Management and Use of Human Biological Materials for Research Purposes
  • Memorandum from Dr. Arthur S. Levine to all Health Sciences Faculty dated March 13, 2007
  • Human Biological Materials Sample Collection/Tissue Bank Registration Form
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