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Protection of Human Subjects

The CHTN's operating policies and procedures protect the subjects from whom CHTN specimens are obtained. These policies and procedures are consistent with current regulations and guidance for repositories from the Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP, DHHS), http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/humansubjects/guidance/ External Web Site Policy.

All divisions of the CHTN operate with the review and approval of their local Institutional Review Board (IRB). The following policies and procedures govern collection of specimens and their distribution to investigators: