The UCLA BioBank collects biological samples from as many people as possible. It then codes the samples and removes personally identifiable information. The BioBank then sends the samples, along with previously obtained de-identified medical data, to qualified researchers who will use the information to find new ways to prevent, detect and treat health problems.
Your participation in the UCLA BioBank is voluntary. If you agree to participate but change your mind, we will honor your request. To ensure you have the time to think over your decision carefully, there will be a 10-day window from the time you sign the consent to the time your sample becomes available for researchers. Even after the 10-day window, you can change your mind.
To stop the use of your sample or data in a study, you may go to the iPad stand (call for locations) and change your consent decision. You may also stop the use of your sample or data by contacting the BioBank at (310) 825-4136.
Any unused samples will be removed from the BioBank and any researcher who received your samples will be asked to destroy them. Please note that we cannot retrieve materials that have already been used by researchers.
For any questions related to your rights as a research subject, contact the UCLA Office of the Human Research Protection Program at (310) 825-5344.
For general questions, information about the iPad Kiosk or to learn how to navigate the iPad application, please call (310) 794-0981.