Index: Creating and Managing Tissue Banks for Research 

This index provides references to all of the IRB's tissue banking requirements, guidance, and training.

 

IRB Policy and Guidance

Full Tissue Banking Guidance Click the link for the IRB's full policy and guidance on tissue banking in research.
Summary Tissue Banking Guidance Document Click the link for the summary version of the IRB's full policy.  It can be used to identify the key points to consider for tissue banking in research.  

 

Informed Consent Requirements

Tissue Banking Consent Language Click the link for a guide to the required informed consent language for tissue banking.  This document also include sample consent language related to each required element.
Regulatory References for Tissue Banking Consent Language Click the link for a summary of the regulatory requirements that act as the basis for the tissue banking consent language.
Example Consent Forms for Tissue Banking Coming soon!

 

Tissue Banking Management Plans

Tissue Banking Management Plan Template Click the link for a guide to the required tissue banking management plan elements.  A tissue banking management plan is required for all research tissue banks managed by faculty/staff of the University of Utah, the VA SLCHCS, and Primary Children's Medical Center.  

Example Management Plans

The IRB provides sample management plans that may help investigators to design their own plans. The samples below contain all of the requirements for the study for which they were originally designed. Use of these samples does not guarantee the IRB will approve similar management plans designed for other studies.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Research Network

 

Training Opportunities 

RATS: Tissue Banking in Research Click the link to learn more about this class through the Research Administration Training Series.  This 2-hour class is taught in the fall and spring semesters by Ann Johnson, IRB Associate Director. The class is free to University of Utah faculty and staff.  
Best Practice Roundtable: Troubleshooting Tissue Banking Issues Click the link to learn more about this workshop, offered as a special event through the Research Administration Training Series.  This is a 1.5 hour workshop offered by Ann Johnson, IRB Associate Director.  This class is free to University of Utah faculty and staff.