Application for samples
Access to the samples is given via an official application to the Liver.net steering group. The application has to be submitted by the project leader and should be short, described in keywords and still concise enough to describe the target project. The application should include the hypothesis, the planned analysis and experiments, number and type of samples required, a list of cooperation partners as well as the intended type of sample preparation and potential return of leftover material. The necessity of the samples for reaching the project goal should be highlighted.
Based on the application the steering group will decide over the access to the listed samples. In case of a positive vote the use of the samples has to be reported to the ethics committee of the Medical Chamber of Hamburg accompanied by the patient consent and a summary of the patient information used.
The guidelines for the application can be downloaded here in PDF format (in German language).