Policies & Procedures

SOPs for Specimen Accrual

The Lowy Biorepository 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

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Acknowledgement Policy

Any publication resulting from research performed on specimens obtained from the Lowy Biorepository is required to acknowledge the Lowy Biorepository within the 'Acknowledgement' or 'Materials/Methods' sections in the following manner:

Biospecimens and data used in this research were obtained from the Lowy Biorepository, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Sydney Australia.

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Terms & Conditions

Full information on the terms & conditions associated with a quotation for the use of the Lowy Biorepository facilities and services is provided in the Lowy Biorepository quotation terms & conditions.

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Cost Recovery Schedule

A schedule of estimated costs for accessing biospecimens and associated data already collected and stored by the Lowy Biorepository is available in the Lowy Biorepository Cost Recovery Schedule.