|Partitioned NICB operations for separate ethical opinions||Ethical opinion|
|1. Governance: Governance and oversight||Favourable with conditions|
|2. Participant recruitment: Identification of potential participants; participant-facing information and consent protocols||Favourable with conditions|
|3. Biological samples and data: collection, storage, processing, cataloguing, general curation, and security aspects||Favourable with conditions|
|4. Researcher access, downstream impact and commercialisation||Opinion reserved subject to a new application for ethical assessment|
The NICB fulfilled all conditions associated with parts 1, 2 and 3 of the NICB-REC's ethical opinion on 23 October 2023. Ethical approval for part 4 (Researcher access) is subject to a new ethics application. This application will be submitted to the NICB-REC for ethical assessment at a time determined by the biobank.
Further information on the deliberation process and details of the opinions and conditions provided can be found in the minutes of the NICB-REC meetings.
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