Ethics and Governance of Biomedical Research

Theory and Practice

  • Daniel Strech
  • Marcel Mertz

Part of the Research Ethics Forum book series (REFF, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Daniel Strech, Marcel Mertz
    Pages 1-10
  3. Introducing New Domains of Research Governance

  4. Challenges in Common Domains of Research Governance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Sara A. S. Dekking, Rieke van der Graaf, Martine C. de Vries, Marc B. Bierings, Johannes J. M. van Delden
      Pages 59-72
    3. Jan Piasecki, Marcin Waligora, Vilius Dranseika
      Pages 87-95
    4. Rosemarie D. L. C. Bernabe
      Pages 97-107
    5. Anette Blümle, Joerg J. Meerpohl, Martin Schumacher, Erik von Elm
      Pages 109-123
  5. Improving Common Domains of Research Governance

About this book


In this book, scholars with different disciplinary and national backgrounds argue for possible answers and analyse case studies on current issues of governance in biomedical research. These issues comprise among others the research-care distinction, risk evaluation in early human trials, handling of incidental findings, nocebo effects, cluster randomized trials, publication bias, or consent in biobank research. This book demonstrates how new technologies and research possibilities multiply or intensify already known governance challenges, leaving room for ethical analysis and complex moral choices. Clinical researchers, research ethics committee members and research ethicists have all to deal with such challenges on a daily basis. While general reflection on core concepts of research ethics is seldom pointless, those confronted with hard moral choices do need more practical and contextualized reflection on the said issues. This book particularly provides such contextualized reflections and aims to inform all those who study, conduct, regulate, fund, or participate in biomedical research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Strech
    • 1
  • Marcel Mertz
    • 2
  1. 1.Hannover Medical SchoolInstitute for History, Ethics and PhilosHannoverGermany
  2. 2.University Hospital CologneResearch Unit Ethics, Institute for HistCologneGermany

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