Biobank Report: United Kingdom
Jane Kaye, Jessica Bell, Linda Briceno, Colin Mitchell
The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2016
The United Kingdom is a leader in genomics research, and the presence of numerous types of biobanks and the linking of health data and research within the UK evidences the importance of biobank-based research in the UK. There is no biobank-specific law in the UK and research on biobank materials is governed by a confusing set of statutory law, common law, regulations, and guidance documents. Several layers of applicable law, from European to local, further complicate an understanding of privacy protections. Finally, biobanks frequently contain data in addition to the samples; the legal framework in the UK generally differentiates between data and samples and the form of the data affects the ..View full abstract
Awarded by U.S. National Institutes of Health
Awarded by NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Research for this article was supported by grant No. 5R01HG006838-02 from the U.S. National Institutes of Health.