What you need to know

NSW Health Biobank

Consent Toolkit

The NSW Health Statewide Biobank Consent Toolkit has been developed to guide the consent requirements for the NSW Health Statewide Biobank and provides standards and guidance on consent requirements for other NSW biobank collections.

The Consent Tookit provides standards for biobanks on the use of broad-based consenting, the return of incidental findings and linkage to NSW Health datasets. It’s about ensuring high ethical research standards are being met, and improves sample and data availability for researchers.

It contains a range of consent principles and protocols, participant information sheet, consent form, Ethically Defensible Plan and a compliance checklist.

Compliance with the Consent Toolkit is mandatory for prospective collections of the NSW Health Statewide Biobank, and is encouraged to be used by any NSW research biobank seeking consent from potential biobanking participants.

The Consent Toolkit can be downloaded here.

This information flyer explains the consent toolkit process. Read it here  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Consent Toolkit also contains a range of consent principles and protocols, participant information sheet, consent form, ethically defensible plan and a compliance checklist.

NSW Health is in negotiation with the Commonwealth to include MBS/PBS data in the consent process.

Before using the consent form please contact the Office for Health and Medical Research on ohmr@doh.health.nsw.gov.au

Editable templates can be downloaded here:

Use these editable templates if  storing biospecimens in the NSW Health Statewide Biobank Use these editable templates if you are storing biospecimens in your own facility

For more information

Contact the NSW Health Statewide Biobank.