Meeting schedule & fees

Meeting schedule & fees

TCBio meetings take place once every 2 weeks on Mondays. The deadline for new requests and for responding to ‘major changes’ is on the Monday 1 week before the meeting, at 8:00 a.m.

Your response to questions from the Committee which will be processed outside of meetings (‘minor changes’) can be submitted every day via e-mail; these will be dealt with in between meetings. 

Meeting schedule & submission dates uitklapper, klik om te openen


Meeting date  Submission deadline by 8 a.m. on Monday: 
09 January 20232 January 2023
23 January 202316 January 2023
6 February 202330 January 2023
20 February 202313 February 2023
6 March 202327 February 2023
20 March 202313 March 2023
3 April 202327 March 2023
17 April 2023Tuesday 11 April 2023*
1 May 202324 April 2023 
15 May 20238 May 2023
Tuesday 30 May 2023*22 May 2023
12 June 20235 June 2023
26 June 202319 June 2023
10 July 20233 July 2023
24 July 202317 July 2023
7 August 202331 July 2023
21 August 202314 August 2023
4 September 202328 August 2023
18 September 202311 September 2023
2 October 202325 September 2023
16 October 20239 October 2023
30 October 202323 October 2023
13 November 20236 November 2023
27 November 202320 November 2023
11 December 2023 4 December 2023
25 December 2023No meeting

* Irregular meeting day or deadline

Agenda setting uitklapper, klik om te openen

Complete files will be put on the agenda for a Committee meeting in the order in which they are received. Incomplete files will not be put on the agenda. The applicant will be informed via e-mail if a file is incomplete.

Fast track procedure possible in exceptional circumstances only uitklapper, klik om te openen

Submission of an urgent file is notified in advance (minimal 3 days before submission by e-mail to marked “request for fast track procedure"). Include a short summary with type of research and exact time of the day at which the file will be submitted. Include arguments why a fast track procedure should be granted based on scientific and societal impact. The committee will decide whether a fast-track procedure is necessary and possible. A fast-track procedure is only applicable to new research protocols.

As always, the committee's focus during the review is to safeguard the privacy of the donor and the quality of the proposed research.

It is up to the division to carry out a quality check.  In this case, this is not required before submission to TCBio but remains a requirement before the final decision letter can be released. Permission by division's management remains required.

How will the results be corresponded about? uitklapper, klik om te openen

The applicant will receive confirmation of receipt only after the first submission of a new request, including more information on:

  • the date of first review
  • any fees associated with the review

Within 7-14 days after the meeting, you will receive the TCBio’s decision or a request for changes/additions to the file.

All correspondence will occur via e-mail. Decision letters (letters of approval for release, positive recommendations for the Executive Board and approval from the Executive Board for sub-biobanks) will also be sent only via e-mail. The letters will be sent to the responsible persons listed in the protocol. The Central Biobank, the MT Division (via the Research Quality Coordinator) and the Sub-Biobank Coordinator (for release) will receive a copy of the decision e-mail.

Fees for review uitklapper, klik om te openen

If there is a commercial collaborative partner, a fee of EUR 3000 will apply. For this you will need to include an invoice sheet in the file submitted, which can be obtained from the TCBio secretariat. The amount will be charged to the applicant at UMC Utrecht. You must state the cost centre for payment of the review fees on the invoice sheet. You will not receive an internal invoice, but the Accounting Department of the Information Provision & Finance Division (DIF) will deduct the amount and transfer it to the cost centre of the Department of Research Review.

In case of a non-commercial application for release from an external biobank with no affiliations to UMC Utrecht, a fee of EUR 2000 will apply. For this you will need to include an invoice sheet in the file submitted, which can be obtained from the TCBio secretariat. The invoice will be sent by the DIF to the billing address as stated on the invoice sheet. Please also state a PO number or other reference number on the invoice sheet. You can request this number from the institution’s finance department.

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