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Assessment of knowledge about biobanking among healthcare students and their willingness to donate biospecimens

  • Leena Merdad1,
  • Lama Aldakhil2,
  • Rawan Gadi1,
  • Mourad Assidi3, 4,
  • Salina Y. Saddick5,
  • Adel Abuzenadah3, 4,
  • Jim Vaught6, 7,
  • Abdelbaset Buhmeida3Email author and
  • Mohammed H. Al-Qahtani3
BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201718:32

Received: 3 December 2016

Accepted: 27 April 2017

Published: 2 May 2017

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Original Submission
3 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ruth Chadwick
22 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Simona Giordano
1 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Leena Merdad
Resubmission - Version 2
1 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
2 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12910-017-0195-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University
College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences
Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research, King Abdulaziz University
Center of Innovation in Personalized Medicine, King Abdulaziz University
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University
International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories
Biopreservation and Biobanking