The ethics of research on stored biological samples: outcomes of a Workshop

Authors : Vaz M, Sridhar TS, Pai SA

Publication Year : 2016

Abstract :

Research is often conducted using laboratory samples and data. The ethical issues that arise in a study involving residual samples are considerably different from those arising in a prospective study. Some of these ethical issues concern the risks to confidentiality, individual autonomy, trust in and credibility of the researcher or the research, commercialisation and even the nomenclature involved.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27260824