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All establishments licensed under the Human Tissue Act 2004 and the Quality and Safety of Organs Intended for Transplantation Regulations 2012 must review their licensing records and complete a compliance update.
The information collected will be used to:
[Overheard conversation in the lab]
“Do you put them all in the same container?”
“Yes, all samples go in the same container”
“Why don’t you use separate containers for each individual’s samples?”
“We just use one to send them all up”
The Human Tissue Authority's (HTA) annual conference will be taking place on Wednesday 6 November at Mary Ward House (Euston, London).
Licensed establishments are required to meet the standards that are detailed in the HTA’s assessment criteria.
The management arrangements should ensure that each research application is subject to scientific critique, is appropriately designed in relation to its objectives and is likely to add something useful to existing knowledge.
Not necessarily. If the diagnostic archive is based on premises already licensed by the HTA for storage (e.g.
If the archive functions as a resource for researchers (by inviting applications for the release of samples or advertising the archive as a research resource), it is functioning as a research tissue bank and needs to be covered by a HTA storage licence.