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Welcome to the Data and Tissues Tool Kit

New in 2015

The Health Research Authority has published online Consent and participant information sheet guidance

The NCRI's Confederation of Cancer Biobanks (CCB) has published two standards to assist biobanks and investigators to ensure the quality of samples and associated data that they hold.

The MRC and Wellcome Trust have published a Framework on the feedback of health-related findings in research.

Amendments to data protection legislation adopted by the European Parliament would severely restrict the use of personal data for research without specific consent - see MRC website.

This site was developed by the MRC, in close collaboration with NRES and NIGB (now part of the Health Research Authority), HTA, NHS R&D Forum, AMS and other UKCRC partners. It is updated by the MRC Regulatory Support Centre.

Ready to use a Route Map?

The route maps take you through the process of setting up, managing and finishing a research project. Click on each station to obtain more information on that particular stage in the process.

Organisations & Policies

Information for research managers in universities, NHS organisations and research units on the Research passport, HTA Inspections, research management tools, etc.

Research Scenarios

Examples of how legislative and good practice requirements can be implemented in particular research projects.

MRC Regulatory Support Centre

Support and guidance for those conducting research with human participants, their tissues or data