International Health Division

Guidance on transfer of human biological material for Research purposes/Commercial purposes

  1. For transfer of human biological material for biomedical research purposes, guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New Delhi, vide O.M. No.L.19015/53/97-IH(Pt.) dated 19th Nov. 1997 are to be followed - Download Guidelines.

    Any transfer of biological material for international collaborative research purposes needs to be an integral part of a collaborative research project. For procedural formalities to be followed, pl. refer to Guidance for international collaboration.

  2. For transfer(import/export) of human biological samples for commercial purposes, notification issued by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, GoI is to be followed - Download Notification

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