IBRH3AU Biospecimen and Data Access Form

Researchers are required to provide evidence of expertise to perform the proposed research, appropriate ethical clearance and approvals, and sufficient funds to see the research through to completion. Upon receipt of this request and the approval from the BDAC, a management meeting will be convened within 3 working days to decide on issues in the application such as completeness of application, ascertaining availability of the biospecimens.

6. Feasibility Please describe fully your experience and expertise, and that of your collaborators, and how this will be applied to the proposed study. Please list up to 5 relevant publications of which you were an author or co-author, demonstrating your experience and competence to analyse data sets of this type. If you do not have relevant publications please demonstrate your expertise and responsibility with respect to human subjects genetic data analysis.

7. Research ethics Do you foresee any ethical issues, including potential harms to data subjects such as potential stigmatisation of ethnic groups, arising as a result of your research? If so, how do you plan to address such issues?

8. Benefits to Africa The goal of the H3Africa initiative is to improve the health of African populations, and to contribute to the development of expertise and research capacity among African scientists. How do you see your proposed use of the data contributing to this goal?