Foreign Legislations


Law 14/2007, of 3 July, on Biomedical Research



Human Tissue Act, 2004


Code of Practice - Consent


Code of Practice – The removal, storage and disposal of human organs and tissue


Code of Practice – Import and export of human bodies, body parts and tissue


British Medical Association (BMA). Confidentiality as Part of a Bigger Picture - A Discussion Paper from the BMA [Draft] (London: BMA, 2005)


Human Genetics Commission. Inside Information Balancing Interests in the Use of Personal Genetic Information (London: Human Genetics Commission, 2002)


Medical Research Council (MRC).The Wellcome Trust , Access to Collections of Data and Materials for Health Research (London: MRC, 2006)


UK Biobank. The Wellcome Trust, UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Framework, October 2007


UK Biobank. Access to the UK Biobank resource: Advising on the public interest and the public good (Draft), 17 February 2009 


For other documents, visit, http://www.ukbiobank.ac.uk/ (UK Biobank Site)



Nationaler Ethikrat Opinion, Biobank for research



French Law on Bioethics No 2004-800 of 6 August 2004, (Loi no 2004-800 du août 2004 relative à la bioéthique, Paris 6 août 2004 J.O. no 182 of 7 août 2004 14040)


French Law on Public Health Policy No 2004-806 of 9 August 2004, (Loi no 2004-806 du 9 août 2004 relative à la politique de santé publique)


National Consultative Ethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences (CCNE). Ethical Issues Raised by Collections of Biological Material and Associated Information Data: “Biobanks” , “Biolibraries”, Opinion No 77 Paris, March 20 2003



Biobanks in Medical Care Act, (2002:297), 23 May 2002



Act Relating to Biobanks, No. 12, February 21, 2003



Human Genome Research Law, July 3, 2002



Human Genes Research Act RT I 2000, 104, 685 (December 13, 2000)