Guidance for staff asked to volunteer blood or other samples for research (PDF)
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There are legal and ethical requirements when using samples from colleagues, just as there are for any research participant.
For example there are specific biological safety issues, which must be addressed with your local health and safety officer.
In terms of ethical requirements, a Research Ethics Committee (REC) review should be sought and take into consideration:
- how fully informed, freely given consent will be obtained
- how any feedback of health-related findings might be handled
- how colleagues’ confidentiality will be protected.
Page last updated: 1 March 2022