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Information for participants: Your rights concerning the stored tissue samples

You should note that the MRC would not own your samples but would act as custodian and as such be responsible for their secure storage and for their appropriate use in future research and development.

Note also that you could withdraw your remaining stored blood or DNA samples at any time in the future. The MRC research team would undertake to arrange for the samples to be de-coded, identified and destroyed if you requested this by writing to:

Mrs Catherine Ferrell
Survey Manager
MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit
4 Lilybank Gardens
G12 8RZ

No information that is obtained from your blood or DNA sample would ever be available to the general public. We would only make anonymised information available to other researchers, and would ask your permission before sharing any information that could identify you with other researchers.