Guidance

Research and human tissue legislation in the UK

This collection of documents and summaries cover the requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 and Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 as these relate to research.

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Flowchart summary: a visual overview of how the consent and licensing requirements of the Human Tissue Act 2004 apply for research (PDF)

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Consent summary: consent requirements (and exemptions) for research in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (PDF)

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Licensing summary: licensing requirements (and exemptions) for research in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (PDF)

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DNA analysis summary: consent requirements (and exemptions) for DNA analysis and research in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (PDF)

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Disposal summary: disposal requirements in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (PDF)

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Import and export summary: import and export requirements in the Human Tissue Act 2004 (PDF)

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Scotland summary: requirements of the Human Tissue Act (Scotland) 2006 and how the DNA analysis section of the Human Tissue Act 2004 applies in Scotland (PDF)

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Details

The documents included in this collection are:

  • flowchart summary: research and the Human Tissue (HT) Act 2004
  • consent summary: summary of consent requirements of HT Act 2004, applicable for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Updated in 2019
  • licensing summary: summary of licensing requirements of HT Act 2004, applicable for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Updated in 2019
  • DNA analysis summary: summary of HT Act 2004 requirements for DNA analysis, applicable to the whole of the UK. Updated in 2019
  • disposal summary: summary of disposal requirements of HT Act 2004, applicable for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Updated in 2019
  • import and export summary: summary of import and export requirements of HT Act 2004, applicable for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Updated in 2019
  • Scotland summary: summary of Human Tissue (Scotland) Act 2006 and DNA analysis section of HT Act 2004, applicable for Scotland. Updated in 2016.

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