Text and Data Mining valid from 2019-03-29
Received: 27 September 2018
Accepted: 15 March 2019
First Online: 29 March 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The research proposed in this study was evaluated by the ethics review board of the Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. According to the review board no additional ethical approval was required for this study, as the vaginal samples used here were collected as part of routine procedure for cervical examinations at the STI clinic in Amsterdam (document reference number W12_086 # 12.17.0104).
: Clients of the STI clinic were notified that remainders of their samples could be used for scientific research, after anonymization of client clinical data and samples. If the clients objected, their data and samples were discarded. This procedure has been approved by the AMC ethics review board (reference number W15_159 # 15.0193).
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