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Trust in Biobanking

Dealing with Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in an Emerging Field of Biotechnology

  • Peter Dabrock
  • Jochen Taupitz
  • Jens Ried
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Framing the Field of Biobanking and Trust

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Angela Brand, Tobias Schulte, Nicole M. Probst-Hensch
      Pages 3-20
    3. Klaus Hoeyer
      Pages 21-41
    4. Cornelia Richter
      Pages 43-66
  3. Ethical Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Peter Dabrock
      Pages 69-82
    3. Johannes Huber, Esther Herpel, Frank Autschbach, Stephan Buse, Markus Hohenfellner
      Pages 97-110
  4. Legal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Susan Wallace, Stephanie Lazor, Bartha Maria Knoppers
      Pages 113-126
    3. Bianka S. Dörr
      Pages 139-152
    4. Kathrin Nitschmann
      Pages 153-167
    5. Daniel Schneider
      Pages 169-187
    6. Susan Wallace, Bartha Maria Knoppers
      Pages 189-196
  5. Social Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Herbert Gottweis
      Pages 199-218
    3. Georg Lauss
      Pages 219-235
    4. Prasanna Kumar Patra, Margaret Sleeboom-Faulkner
      Pages 237-256

About these proceedings


Biobanks are promising instruments of biomedical research and of transnational medicine in particular. Ethical, legal and social issues associated with biobanking, however, have recently led to a more critical view on this concept. All efforts addressing these concerns have been grounded on well-established standards of biomedical ethics such as informed consent procedures, protection of individual autonomy, benefit sharing etc. By additionally highlighting the widely neglected aspect of trust, this book aims at broadening the horizon of the ELSI-debate and thus filling a gap in current research on biobanking. The contributions of leading experts and junior researchers cover a wide field of disciplines relevant for biobanking including law, ethics, medicine, public health, social sciences, philosophy and theology.


Biobanking Biobanks Biomedical Ethics Biomedicine Biotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Dabrock
    • 1
  • Jochen Taupitz
    • 2
  • Jens Ried
    • 3
  1. 1.Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair for Systematic Theology / EthicsFriedrich-Alexander UniversityErlangenGermany
  2. 2., Institute for Medical and Health LawUniversity of MannheimMannheimGermany
  3. 3.Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair for Systematic Theology / EthicsFriedrich-Alexander-UniversityErlangenGermany

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