Borrowing samples from CryoArks
Applications to borrow samples from the CryoArks biobank can be made by contacting us directly.
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.