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Observational data and sample collection

This policy presents the principles that guide our support of clinical observational data and sample collection. 

These principles encompass collection and maintenance of data and samples for both proposed new collections and established collections and are intended to serve as a guide for those wishing to apply for support or such studies to us.

It is important that all potential applicants for support consider carefully the scope of their application and its relevance to our mission and strategic focus.

As well as the criteria set out below, we will consider carefully the overall cost of each study, whether it has support from other funders and the plan for longer term sustainability.

Preliminary enquiries regarding the scope and suitability of a study for potential support from us can be made via the clinical studies groups and the research and programmes directorate.

Observational data and sample collection policy (PDF 245KB).

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