Borrowing samples

Borrowing samples from CryoArks

Samples may be borrowed from the CryoArks biobank for destructive sampling, under a loan agreement that will state the requirements for sharing products and benefits that result from sample use with CryoArks. In addition, and where applicable, researchers should also ensure that all sample utilisation complies with the terms of use specified by the country of sample origin (see below for Access and Benefits Sharing).

If you want to find out more on how to borrow samples from CryoArks please contact us directly.

Applications to borrow samples from the CryoArks biobank can be made by completing our request form.

Requesting Samples?

If you are requesting samples from CryoArks please fill in a request form and send it to or fill in the online version.

Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) Requirements

Where possible, the sample record on the CryoArks database will state the date and location of sample collection. It is the user’s responsibility to comply with Access and Benefits Sharing requirements from the country of origin and if the sample was collected after the 12th of October 2014 from a country that has ratified the Nagoya Protocol, it is the users responsibility to comply with the associated UK ABS legislation.

Information on access measures for countries that have ratified the Nagoya Protocol is available from the Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH).  Users should follow their institutional guidelines on how to ensure access and utilisation conforms to ABS requirements and how to declare due diligence on the EU Declare website.

Please refer the Nagoya Protocol webpage prior to commencing your research, for further information.

How to ensure compliance?

NEWS article by Katie Bird (BEIS)

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