The Ethics Blog

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

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Don’t shoot at the patient (or at the messenger)

The newly proposed European Data Protection Directive overprotects research participants and exposes patients to greater risks of contracting illness and dying. Thus dramatically a recent article in The Lancet Oncology can be summarized, written by Mats G. Hansson at CRB together with Gert Jan van Ommen, Ruth Chadwick and Joakim Dillner. People who provide data […]

Does my blood sample make me a research subject?

When my blood sample is reused in biobank research, perhaps 5-10 years after I gave it, do I then become a research subject who must be informed about the new research project and give my assent before the sample is used? The question arises when I read Joanna Forsberg’s article in BMJ on biobank research […]

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