The Lothian Bowel Symptoms Study (LABSS)

Ethics and regulations

We will follow ethical and legal regulations and all personal information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

The blood (or saliva) samples provided will be coded and bear no personal identifying information. Only approved members of the research team will have access to the study data. Computer data will be accessible only by research team members, will be password protected and stored within a highly secure computer system in a secure building. Any written information will be stored similarly: securely in locked premises.