The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

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Genetic screening before pregnancy?

Genetic diseases can arise in strange ways. So-called recessive diseases require that both parents have the gene for the disease. The parents can be healthy and unaware that they are carriers of the same non-dominant disease gene. In these cases, the risk that the child develops the disease is 25 percent. In families with a […]

Online course in research ethics, spring 2016

Anyone who manages research also needs to be able to reflect on research. Not only the researchers themselves, but also funding bodies, journal editors, members of research ethics committees, administrators, journalists, organizations, politicians, and others. How do you act if you suspect research misconduct, and what is it? What are the ethical and legal regulations […]

Online research ethics: A pedagogic challenge

Researchers, scientists and professionals who are somehow involved in research, need to develop an ability to detect ethical problems. But we also need to learn how to do something about them. – How can we learn? The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) has developed a web-based training in research ethics. And now we are […]

Learning ethics online

As you read this, PhD students, researchers and professionals from Egypt, Singapore, Germany, Italy and Sweden are busy discussing publication ethics online. Next week the topic is situations where research results can be used to harm. They are trying a new kind of online research ethics training. The idea is to give them hands-on knowledge […]

Nurses’ experiences of do not resuscitate orders

When a critically ill patient has such a poor prognosis that resuscitation would be of no use, doctors can write a so-called do not resuscitate order. The decision means that if the heart stops beating, the medical team should not, as otherwise, perform coronary pulmonary rescue. The decision is made by the physician on the […]

Open biobank landscapes

Last week I wrote about the transition from organizing science as a tree of knowledge that once in a while drops its fruits onto society, to organizing research as part of knowledge landscapes, where the perspective of harvesting, managing and using the fruits is there from the beginning. That the proud tree is gone might […]

Biobanks and alternative energy resources

Last week I participated in HandsOn: Biobanks, an interactive conference exploring the values of biobanking. The warm and collaborative atmosphere made the conference a both moving and encouraging experience. Here is how the conference made me think about the value of biobanks: New techniques of fundamental importance to humanity tend to appear in proportion to […]

Research for the sake of the patient

We regularly tell strangers about sensitive aspects of our lives. We do it every time we visit the doctor. We do it without hesitating, in spite of the fact that the information won’t stay with the doctor to whom we give it. The information is archived and will be read by health care staff in […]

Interesting conferences

The Ethics Blog recommends three important conferences this autumn: 1.      Genomics for Healthcare and Socio-Economic Progress This conference is organized by the Wales Gene Park. It discusses the economic potential of genomics in, for example, healthcare, agriculture and bio-energy. When? 13-14 September 2012 Where? Radisson Blu Hotel, Cardiff Website? Here 2.      HandsOn: Biobanks This interactive conference […]

“The Route” is taking shape

Our plans for the interactive part of the conference program for HandsOn: Biobanks, in Uppsala 20-21 September 2012, are taking shape. This part of the program is called “the Route.” During coffee and lunch breaks, participants can walk through an interactive exhibition illustrating the process of informed consent, data and sample sharing, and new legislation. Within the […]

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