Informed Consent (IC) refers to an official declaration that you consent to the use of your medical specimens (liquid or tissue samples) no longer required for your treatment. As a result, these specimens can be used for current research projects or stored in Biobank Graz for future research projects.
According to current legislation, specimens and data that have been obtained during medical treatments may only be used for research purposes if the donor has been fully informed about all aspects of biobanking and has given his*her consent. The consent form is presented to potential donors as part of their treatment. Donors can contact the medical staff at any time if they have questions. If the patient gives his*her consent, specimens may be archived for scientific purposes.
We distinguish between consent forms for adult and for minor donors.
The Biobank Graz Informed Consent forms have been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Graz.
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