Terms & conditions

In preparing the Data and Tissues Tool Kit, the MRC and their advisors have done their best to make sure that nothing recommended here is inconsistent with the law or regulatory guidelines.

They have done their best to:

  • identify the legal requirements, and
  • distinguish between legal requirements and other kinds of good practice.

Unless otherwise indicated, the advice in the Data and Tissues Tool Kit does not have the status of a formal requirement of the relevant regulatory bodies (e.g. Human Tissue Authority), or the Medical Research Council.

It is your responsibility to ensure your study complies with relevant legislation and good practice requirements and to consult the Human Tissue Authority or other authorities where you are uncertain.  The MRC does not accept liability for failures to comply as a result of the use of the Data and Tissues Tool Kit.

Any document or link may be changed without notice. The Tool Kit refers in good faith to a number of websites and documents authored by other organisations. We accept no liability for the content of material published by others.