For Researchers

For Researchers

Sample Use

Projects must be related to furthering the knowledge of cancer, its initiation, progression and/or treatment. Researchers are required to complete an online preliminary application form, providing a brief summary of their proposed research and to indicate whether they have, or are applying for, funding (www.nibiobank.qub.ac.uk/nibresearcher).

If the proposed study falls within the remit of the NIB ethics approval, researchers will then be invited to complete a more in-depth application form for consideration by the NIB Scientific Review Committee.


Researchers in receipt of samples from NIB must acknowledge the NIB on any publications or conference proceedings arising from the use of the samples and the following form of words must be used:-

‘The samples used in this research were received from the Northern Ireland Biobank which has received funds from HSC Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland and the Friends of the Cancer Centre.‘