What are considered tissue banking activities? 

Tissue Banking Activity (TBA) refer to a structured and organised activity involving human tissues for the purposes of facilitating current or future research, or for public health or epidemiological purposes. It may include any of the following:

(a) the Collection, Storage, Procurement or Importation of human tissues; 
(b) the Supply, Provision, or Export of human tissue.

The Human Tissue Framework under HBRA excludes anyone if the tissue banking activity is solely for the purposes of your own HBR (i.e. HBR under the scope of HBRA) approved by an IRB.
Non-HBR studies involved in any tissue banking activity approved by IRB will still fall under the requirements of HTF.

To ensure that you are in compliance with Singapore's regulations on tissue banking, please contact NTU-IRB to register your Tissue Banking Activity in NTU