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Use of stored samples and images in research
  1. Colette Jolliffe1,
  2. Fernando Montesso1,
  3. Anice Norman1,
  4. Jo Keeley2,
  5. Polly Taylor3 and
  6. Catherine Wager4
  1. 1Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park, Kentford, Suffolk CB8 7UU, e-mail:
  2. 2University Biomedical Support Services, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1RX
  3. 3Taylor Monroe, Gravel Head Farm, Downham Common, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire CB6 2TY
  4. 4University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0ES

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USEFUL veterinary clinical research can be conducted using archived blood and tissue samples that were originally taken for clinical purposes; for example, a cutaneous tumour removed as an excisional biopsy. According to the report of a joint RCVS/BVA working party on Ethical Review for Practice-based Research (2013) and Chapter 12 of the supporting guidance to the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Surgeons, best …

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