Towards Best Practice for Benefit Sharing Involving Access to Human Biological Resources: Conclusions and Recommendations

  • Doris SchroederEmail author
  • Julie Cook Lucas


Scientific advancement without benefit sharing is unjust. Those who believe that every human being has a right to share in the fruits of science will apply this claim universally. While we fully support the universal human right to benefit from scientific research, there is an urgent need to deal with the potential exploitation of resource providers and research participants. Therefore, in this book we have taken a narrower position: those who contribute to the advancement of science need to receive a benefit in return. This chapter gives our conclusions and recommendations.


Benefit sharing Human Genetic Resources Justice Developing Countries Traditional Knowledge 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UCLAN, Centre for Professional EthicsPrestonUK

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