Policies and Procedures

SOPs for Specimen Accrual

Biospecimen Services has Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in place to ensure that specimens are handled and processed in a consistent manner within each Collection Protocol, while maintaining a high standard of specimen provenance:

• Tissue handling & storage SOP               • RNA extraction from tissue SOP

• DNA extraction from tissue SOP             • DNA extraction from blood SOP

 

Acknowledgement Policy

In accordance with UNSW's Research Code of Conduct and Procedure for Authorship and for Resolving Disputes Between Authors, any publications and/or presentations resulting from specimens and/or data obtained from Biospecimen Services or Health Precincts Biobank is required to acknowledge the source within the 'Acknowledgement' or 'Materials/Methods' sections in the following manner:

 

For Biospecimen Services samples:

“Biospecimens and data used in this research were obtained from UNSW Biospecimen Services, Mark Wainwright Analytical Centre (MWAC), UNSW Sydney, Australia”

 

OR for Health Precincts Biobank samples:

“Biospecimens and data used in this research were obtained from the Health Precincts Biobank (formerly named HSA Biobank), UNSW Biospecimen Services, UNSW Sydney, Australia”
 

 


Terms & Conditions

Full information on the Terms & Conditions associated with a quotation for the use of the Biospecimen Services is provided in the Quotation Terms & Conditions.