Research involving work with human cells/tissues

This section refers to research in which human cells or tissues are used, produced or collected.

Researchers should give a detailed description of the types of cells/tissues used in their project, together with copies of the accreditation for using, processing or collecting the human cells or tissues.

  • For cells/tissues obtained from commercial sources – details on the provider (company or other) and the copies of the import licences need to be provided.
  • For cells/tissues obtained from another laboratory/institution/biobank – details on the laboratory/institution/biobank (name, country, legislation number under which the material is stored), consent for secondary use) and copies of the import licences  and a statement of the laboratory/institution/biobank that informed consent has been obtained need to be provided.
  • For cells/tissues produced or collected during previous research activities of the researcher –  details on storage of the cells (name, country, legislation number under which the material is stored, duration of storage) need to be provided.
  • For cells/tissues produced or collected  as part of the research proposal – details on the duration of storage and fate of the material at the end of the research, together with the Informed Consent Forms and Information Sheets need to be provided.

Self-Assesment of your research proposal (restricted)

You can use the Ethical Issues Checklist provided by the ReO to determine if your research project needs ethical clearance.