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Biobanking and Privacy Laws in Australia


Chalmers, DRC, Biobanking and Privacy Laws in Australia, The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 43, (4) pp. 703-713. ISSN 1748-720X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/jlme.12313


Australian biobanks are largely autonomous and funded by local health care institutions, although some biobanks also receive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). There is no formal biobank legislation, but the NHMRC has developed biobanking guidelines. The regulation of biobanks is mainly through privacy laws and human research ethics committees. Australia is moving toward the use of broad consent for biobanking. International data sharing is permitted.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International humanitarian and human rights law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:Chalmers, DRC (Professor Don Chalmers)
ID Code:106064
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2016-01-27
Last Modified:2018-03-08

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