Why governance? A challenge to good governance of biobanks

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In this commentary on Karla Stroud and Kieran O’Doherty’s ‘Ethically Sustainable Governance in the Biobanking of Eggs and Embryos for Research’ (2015) I call into question the need for good governance to overcome the challenges facing biobanking of eggs and embryos. I argue that the principles of good governance for biobanking that Stroud and O’Doherty outline come up short in providing concrete normative guidance to resolve the challenges associated with a biobank for eggs and embryos.

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This comment refers to the article available at doi:10.1007/s40592-015-0047-6

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Browne, K. Why governance? A challenge to good governance of biobanks. Monash Bioeth. Rev. 33, 295–300 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40592-016-0055-1

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Keywords

  • Biobank
  • Eggs
  • Embryos
  • Governance
  • Health research
  • Informed consent