The Role of P3G in Encouraging Public Trust in Biobanks

  • Susan Wallace
  • Bartha Maria Knoppers
Conference paper
Part of the Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Deutsches, Europäisches und Internationales Medizinrecht, Gesundheitsrecht und Bioethik der Universitäten Heidelberg und Mannheim book series (IMGB, volume 33)


A key element in the success of a biobank is the trust and support of the public. Building this trust is a difficult process. The field of population genomics raises many ethical and societal issues that must be addressed in order for the public to see participation as a trustworthy activity. The Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G) is an international collaboration dedicated to bringing members of the population biobanking community together to share their expertise for the advancement of population genomics research. Through its fundamental principles of promotion of the common good, responsibility, mutual respect, accountability and proportionality, P3G seeks to create tools and resources to assist those involved in biobanks to conduct their research in such a way as to inspire the trust and participation of the public.


Mutual Respect Global Public Good Optimize Collaborative Population Genomic Human Genome Epidemiology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Susan Wallace
    • 1
  • Bartha Maria Knoppers
    • 2
  1. 1.Governance and Public Participation of the P3G ConsortiumMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada
  2. 2.McGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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