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

Manjulika Vaz, Sridhar TS, Sanjay A Pai


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.

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