BIOBANKING & RESEARCH CONSENT
For Babypass Services
Purpose Of Biobanking and Research It is becoming clear that the human microbiome plays an important role in health, but the exact identity of functional microbes and the mechanism of action remains unclear, partially because of the lack of high-quality longitudinal studies and publicly available data. The purpose of our research is to collect health data and microbiome samples from Babypass customers at different life stages to better understand the link between the dynamics of microbiome composition and health. We aim to characterize the composition of the human gut, milk, and other human microbiome to identify the key microbiome signatures that characterize both healthy and diseased populations overtime. Investigating microbiome dynamics during the entire spectrum of health and disease status will help us understand the causal relationships of microbiome and diseases, with potential to open the way to new prediction and diagnostic tools and therapies. Consenting to Participation in Research and Biobanking We seek your permission to keep your data and stool, milk, and/or other microbiome-relevant samples submitted for Babypass services for future research. The data and sample will be kept with BluMaiden Biosciences Pte Ltd. Except if you withdraw your consent or there are limits imposed by law, there is no limit on the length of time we will store your data and sample. Researchers will use your data and stool sample for research long into the future. The stored data and sample will be anonymized with the removal of all information that directly identifies you so that no one can identify which data and stool sample came from you. This means that even if you decide at a later time that you do not want your data or stool sample to be used for future research, we will not be able to remove your data and stool sample and discontinue from future use. The use of your data and stool sample in future research may result in intellectual property rights and commercial profits. If this should occur, you will not be compensated and will not receive any financial benefits or proprietary interest. By consenting to biobanking and research, you allow:
- BluMaiden to store your sample and data for further analysis in future research and commercial programs.
- BluMaiden to send you follow-up questionnaires/newsletters for the purpose of enquiring the intention and assessing the suitability of participation in future research studies, only if collection of additional samples is required. We may also access to additional medical information and/or sample with further consent obtained from you.