9(4) Dec17: Governance of Biobanking in Biomedical Research

We are pleased to present our volume 9, issue 4 (December 2017), the final issue for this calendar year, on the theme of “Governance of Biobanking in Biomedical Research”, guest edited by Calvin W. L. Ho and Karel Caals.

In this issue, various papers highlight pertinent issues that were discussed at our International ABR Research Conference on the same theme from 24 to 26 May 2017. All of them reflect ongoing discussions on the subject, across and beyond the Asia-Pacific region.

Our publisher Springer Nature allows you to read all articles online for free, even if you do not have a subscription to ABR – simply click on the title. Additionally:

  • Free2Read articles can be downloaded and printed as well, if you have a subscription.
  • Free or Open Access articles can be downloaded and printed, even without a subscription.

The copyright of Free2Read and Free Access articles is shared by Springer Nature and the National University of Singapore. The copyright of Open Access articles remains with the respective authors.

Editorial – Free Access
Calvin W.L. Ho and Karel Caals
December 2017 – 9(4): 277-280 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0041-9

Letter to the Editor – Free2Read
Re: Protecting Patients’ Interests while being Fair to Doctors—Finding a Healthy Balance
Kanny Ooi
December 2017 – 9(4): 281-284 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0036-6

Original Article – Free2Read
What Does It Mean to Take an Ethics+ Approach to Global Biobank Governance?
Graeme Laurie
December 2017 – 9(4): 285-300 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0030-z

Original Article – Free2Read
Globalisation and the Ethics of Transnational Biobank Networks
Lisa Dive, Paul Mason, Edwina Light, Ian Kerridge, and Wendy Lipworth
December 2017 – 9(4): 301-310 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0034-8

Original Article – Free2Read
Biobanking for human microbiome research: promise, risks, and ethics
Yonghui Ma, Hua Chen, Ruipeng Lei, and Jianlin Ren
December 2017 – 9(4): 311-324 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0033-9

Original Article – Free2Read
Legitimacy, Trust and Stakeholder Engagement: Biobanking in South Africa
Keymanthri Moodley
December 2017 – 9(4): 325-334 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0035-7

Original Article – Free2Read
A Ten-Year Retrospective Analysis of Consent for the Donation of Residual Human Tissue in a Singapore Healthcare Institution: Reflections on Governance
Tuck Wai Chan, and Calvin Wai-Loon Ho
December 2017 – 9(4): 335-351 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0040-x

Original Article – Free2Read
Rethinking Informed Consent in Biobanking and Biomedical Research: a Taiwanese Aboriginal Perspective and the Implementation of Group Consultation
Chih-hsing Ho
December 2017 – 9(4): 353-365 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0037-5

Original Article – Free2Read
Ethical and Regulatory Considerations on Biobanking in the Republic of Korea
Hannah Kim, Sumin Kim, Soo Jin Hong, and So Yoon Kim
December 2017 – 9(4): 367-378 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0039-3

Original Article – Free2Read
Biobanks: Will the Idea Change Indian Life?
Athira P.S. Nair
December 2017 – 9(4): 379-391 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0032-x

Original Article – Open Access
Sharing Individual-Level Health Research Data: Experiences, Challenges and a Research Agenda
Phaik Yeong Cheah, Nicholas P.J. Day, Michael Parker, and Susan Bull
December 2017 – 9(4): 393-400 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0029-5

Original Article – Free2Read
A Scientific and Socioeconomic Review of Betel Nut Use in Taiwan with Bioethical Reflections
Joseph Tham, Geoffrey Sem, Eugene Sit, and Michael Cheng-tek Tai
December 2017 – 9(4): 401-414 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0028-6

Report – Free2Read
Who Owns Your Body?
Terry S.H. Kaan
December 2017 – 9(4): 415-425 – doi: 10.1007/s41649-017-0031-y

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