Ethics and Privacy

ethicsABN-Oncology member banks and all other biobanks linked to the TSL are governed by their own Human Research Ethics Committees as well as state and federal laws and guidelines.

Biospecimens collected by linked banks and visible on the TSL are donated by participants who give consent for future use in research. No identifying information will be provided to researchers accessing biospecimens and appropriate Human Research Ethics approval must be obtained for each individual project. Applications for access to biospecimens must be approved by the relevant biobank management/access committee and the review process is specific to each site. ABN-Oncology Hub Manager is available to assist with preparation of applications


Queries About Legal / Ethical Issues Relevant to Tissue Banking

Margaret Otlowski
Centre for Law and Genetics
Faculty of Law
University of Tasmania
Email at, or phone +61 3 6226 7569 or
Nik Zeps
St John of God
Email at: