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Welcome to 'Researcher Perspectives on Biobanking in Victoria' survey

Dear Researcher,

This anonymous survey is designed to be completed by researchers who have used, are using, or plan to use biospecimens/data or biobanking services within Victoria in their research methods. This survey aims to investigate:
1. the needs and opinions of researchers towards current biobanking practices in Victoria, and
2. the researchers' view on future development/model of biobanks in Victoria.

We would encourage you to contribute your views on biobanking in Victoria. Your feedback will allow biobanks, their stakeholders and funders to understand the research demands for biobanking in Victoria. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Aggregate results from the survey will be published.

This survey is conducted by Victorian Cancer Biobank, a consortium that provides high quality biospecimen, data and services to facilitate cancer research. The Victorian Cancer Biobank is supported by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency, a business unit of the Department of Health and Human Services.

If you have any questions about the study or would like any additional information before deciding to participate, please contact Dr Wayne Ng on tel: (03) 9514 6179, at Cancer Council Victoria, 615 St Kilda Road, Melbourne Vic 3004.

Cancer Council Victoria HREC approval number: IER 1916

This project was granted ethical approval by the Cancer Council Victoria’s Human Research Ethics Committee. The committee was satisfied that this project meets the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and ensures the confidentiality of participants’ information is protected. If you have any complaints or concerns about the manner in which this research is being conducted, please contact the Research Governance and Optimal Care Unit of the Cancer Council Victoria via rgu@cancervic.org.au.

Thank you in advance for completing!

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