Commentaires – BC Cancer Biobanking and Biospecimen Research Services


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Date: September 29, 2021

Re: Proposed changes to TCPS 2 (2018) Guidance Regarding Broad Consent for the Storage and Use of Data and Human Biological Materials
To: The Secretariat and Panel experts

We appreciate the effort by the Panel to include information in TCPS about broad consent for the storage and use of data and human biological materials.

There are two overall areas of concern with respect to governance and the shared responsibility to protect participants in new research outside of Canada and in institutions/research parties not under the auspices of TCPS.

Governance (p.1 Introduction)

The shared responsibility to protect participants (p.2)

There are a few other specific points and areas needing clarification:

Thank you for considering this feedback.

We would welcome an opportunity to have a direct discussion with the TCPS Secretariat and Panel experts. Thank you for considering this request.


Dr. Peter Watson
Director Biospecimen and Biobanking Research Services
BC Cancer, Provincial Health Services Authority
Cc Sheila O’Donoghue (BBRS Biobank leader), Jodi Leblanc (BBRS consent nurse)

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