Tissue Resources for Research
The Tissue & Archives Committee was created to provide comprehensive tissue related services and materials for investigators while fulfilling Pathology and Laboratory Medicine's mandate to protect the tissue archive in compliance with CAP Guidelines and Federal and Provincial Legislation.
Human tissue, collected for diagnostic purposes, is a very valuable resource for clinical and translational research. However, this resource is limited in amount and though it initially belongs to the patient from whom it was taken, once collected and processed it is mandated by legislation that it be safe-guarded for diagnostic usage which supercedes all other uses.
Despite this, the committee is dedicated to facilitating and conducting research for the advancement of knowledge and improvement of health for all.
Applications will be processed within 4-6 weeks.
Accessing the Tissue Archives
It is suggested that outside researchers enlist the help of a local collaborator within the London Academic Community.
Relevant Legislation and Regulations
It is London Health Sciences Centre policy not to release original (diagnostic) glass slides or paraffin blocks.
Tissue & Archives Contact information:
Tissue Resource Liaison