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, (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)