Human Tissue Authority

The regulator for human tissue and organs

Advice and learning

34. Eleven items of advice were provided against standard C2.

35.  If required, information sheets should be available in different languages and formats. It was sometimes found that the written information provided to donors required improvement as it lacked the detail to enable donors to fully understand the research.

36.  Information sheets should also set out where, and for how long, human tissue will be stored for all envisaged uses.

37.  Establishments should consider their approaches to seeking consent and consider whether consent for future uses of human tissue samples in other studies is needed, as well as permission from the participant to be re-contacted for further donations or consent.

Last updated on: 3 Aug 2016