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REPOSITORY POLICY: INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE

INFORMATION

This policy applies to human subject research repositories established by OHSU investigators for the purpose of storing data and/or specimens for future research purposes.

 

This policy does not apply to data/specimens that are collected and stored as part of routine clinical care or hospital procedures, for example, blood banks, pathology, surveillance, or quality assurance. However, it does apply to data/specimens from these sources that are then stored for future research.

BACKGROUND: WHY THE CHANGE?

Data and specimen repositories (sometimes called registries, banks, or libraries) are used to store data and/or specimens for future use. Federal regulations and OHSU policies that protect the privacy of patients and research subjects apply to both the creation and the use of research repositories. Repositories involve the collection, storage and later distribution of information and/or biological specimens for some future purpose.