Informed Consent (IC) refers to an official declaration that you consent to the use of medical specimens 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 specimen use and has given his/her consent. Before consent is obtained, potential donors are informed about the content of the Informed Consent form by doctors or specially trained employees in an individual consultation. During this consultation, the patient is able to ask questions and receives all important information. If the patient gives his/her consent, specimens no longer required for diagnosis may be archived for scientific purposes.
The Biobank Graz Informed Consent form has been approved by the Ethics Committee of the Medical University of Graz.