In order to receive heart tissue, researchers must submit a well-substantiated application. The Scientific Review Committee of the Heart Tissue Bank then assesses all applications, for example the feasibility and quality of the research are assessed. After approval, they sign an agreement stating how the tissue should be handled. The agreement stipulates, among other things, that the issued tissue may only be used for the approved research project. The tissue remains the property of the Heart Tissue Bank. It is forbidden to provide the tissue to third parties without the permission of the Heart Tissue Bank or to use it irresponsibly.
For researchers who are interested in using material and data we have the following documents available: