Skip to main content


Open Access
Open Peer Review

This article has Open Peer Review reports available.

How does Open Peer Review work?

DNA databanks and consent: A suggested policy option involving an authorization model

BMC Medical Ethics20034:1

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-4-1

Received: 15 October 2002

Accepted: 3 January 2003

Published: 3 January 2003

Back to article

Open Peer Review reports

Pre-publication versions of this article and author comments to reviewers are available by contacting .

Original Submission
15 Oct 2002 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
28 Oct 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Richard Sharp
4 Nov 2002 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Erin Williams
15 Nov 2002 Author responded Author comments - Ross Upshur
Resubmission - Version 3
15 Nov 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 3
20 Dec 2002 Author responded Author comments - Ross Upshur
Resubmission - Version 4
20 Dec 2002 Submitted Manuscript version 4
3 Jan 2003 Editorially accepted
3 Jan 2003 Article published 10.1186/1472-6939-4-1

How does Open Peer Review work?

Open peer review is a system where authors know who the reviewers are, and the reviewers know who the authors are. If the manuscript is accepted, the named reviewer reports are published alongside the article.. All previous versions of the manuscript and all author responses to the reviewers are also available.

You can find further information about the peer review system here.

Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Law, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta
Primary Care Research Unit, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
Program in Applied Ethics and Biotechnology, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics