Consent Form

The Patient Consent Form, Patient Information Leaflet and Sample Access Policy (see For Researchers) were developed by Biobank Ireland in consultation with hospital medical staff, and sanctioned by patient advocate groups, the Assistant Data Protection Commissioner, and the Director of the National Cancer Registry.

A medical lawyer also examined the documents. All documents have been approved by the Research and Ethics Committees of 3 hospitals (St James’s, Cork and Galway University Hospitals). Text in the consent documents was made user-friendly with help from The National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).