Ukraine Association of Biobank (UAB) was established in 2017 to promote and develop an Ukraine biobank network to benefit patients, researchers, industry, and the economy. The network commenced in 2013 with two Institutes of Medical Sciences of Ukraine biobanks and currently consists of biobanks in the main Institutes of Medical Sciences in Ukraine.
The Ukraine Association Biobank coordinates the network procedures, based on ESBB, ISBER and NCI guidelines, are standardized across the network. Policies and documents—Patient Consent Policy, Patient Information Sheet, Biobank Consent Form and Sample Application Form have been agreed upon (after robust discussion on Association) for use in each hospital and Medical Institutes. An optimum sequence for document preparation and submission for review is outlined.
The objectives of Ukraine Association of Biobank are:
1) To develop an Ukraine hospital biobank network using international guidelines expertise for patient-focused research
2) To provide fair access to uniformly obtained, processed, and stored samples and data for academic researchers and industry to collaborate on Ukraine and international projects that are scientifically and ethically approved
3) To develop technologies that will lead to more precise diagnosis and targeted therapies, while stimulating Ukrain’s economy, through genuine collaboration among academic researchers, pathologists, and industrial Research and Development
4) To produce a biobank network template for the government and other funders to develop and sustain as part of the patient care pathway in Ukrain’s principal hospitals.
We are obligated to ensure privacy on an optimal level.
Ukraine Association of Biobank is unconditionally committed to patient care. We make sure that all clinical materials collected from our donors do not obstruct patient care.
Demanding procedures are precisely developed to protect our donors’ privacy, moral values and confidentiality, including coding procedures for all materials and associated clinical information to ensure donor’s identity is kept absolutely private.
All clinical materials are obtained by official protocols in conjunction with appropriate Institutional Review Boards and Independent Ethical Committee’s (IRB/IEC) approval, which operates in accordance with current Federal Regulations. We correspond with ICH, HIPPA, and GCP guidelines to protect human subjects and donors.
At Ukraine Association of Biobank, we have defined and developed strong bioethical policies and state-of-the-art procedures to achieve the highest ethical standards in all of our operations. All donors are protected by anonymity and are legally informed by documentation of Consent, which clearly states medical research purpose intentions and the potential benefits of scientific discovery to support longer human life in the future. All clinical specimens are absolutely obtained with signed Consents of our donors.
All specimens are collected under a strict Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). Quality Control is performed on 100% of collected tissue samples. From excision to storage to shipment, each specimen is handled with care and precision to ensure that the highest quality specimens are delivered to our customers.
IRB and Protocols will be available upon request