Protecting participants in health research : the South African material transfer agreement

Show simple item record Labuschaigne, M. Mahomed, S. Behrens, K. Nienaber, A.G. (Annelize Gertruida) Moodley, K. Cleaton-Jones, P. Olckers, A. Maepa, N. Penny, C. Dhai, A. 2020-09-07T09:48:57Z 2020-09-07T09:48:57Z 2019-05
dc.description.abstract The need to transfer human biological materials (HBMs) across national boundaries has become increasingly important in view of increased biobank and commercial activities globally. In light of South Africa (SA)’s history of colonisation and racial discrimination, coupled with well-known instances of exploitation of research participants in the developing world, it is critical that the management of HBMs from and to other jurisdictions is explored and regulated. Material transfer agreements (MTAs) represent an important point of departure in such a process. This article explores the need for a uniform MTA in SA and discusses some aspects of the recently gazetted national MTA, which provides a framework that can serve as a safeguard for cross-border transfer of HBMs in the absence of the National Health Act’s chapter 8 regulations in this regard. en_ZA
dc.description.department Public Law en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Labuschaigne, M., Dhai, A., Mahomed, S. et al. 2019, 'Protecting participants in health research: the South African material transfer agreement', South African Medical Journal, vol. 109, no. 5, pp. 353-356. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5135 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/SAMJ.2019.v109i5.13803
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Health and Medical Publishing Group en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. Published by Health and Medical Publishing Group. This open-access article is distributed under Creative Commons licence CC-BY-NC 4.0. en_ZA
dc.subject Biomedical research en_ZA
dc.subject Informed consent en_ZA
dc.subject Specimen handling en_ZA
dc.subject Tissue banks en_ZA
dc.subject Transfer agreement en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Human biological material (HBM) en_ZA
dc.subject Material transfer agreement (MTA) en_ZA
dc.title Protecting participants in health research : the South African material transfer agreement en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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