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Obtaining study objects

Obtaining biological materials
At VUmc, tissue can be obtained from the Biobank. A general summary of the materials available can be found at Biobank VUmc . The biobank VUmc contains several specialized units.

Study Participants
The recruitment of participants for research projects is subject to legislation such as the Personal Data Protection Act (WBP) and Medical Research (Human Subjects) Act (WMO). It is also dependent on the willingness of professional practitioners (including healthcare professionals) to contact suitable patients for your study. Various practical suggestions regarding the use of recruiters to recruit study participants can be found here . Once you have recruited individuals for your study, you must give due care and attention to the issue of how to treat them properly.