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Is it ethical to prevent secondary use of stored biological samples and data derived from consenting research participants? The case of Malawi

  • Randy G. Mungwira1,
  • Wongani Nyangulu1,
  • James Misiri1,
  • Steven Iphani1,
  • Ruby Ng’ong’ola1,
  • Chawanangwa M. Chirambo1,
  • Francis Masiye2, 3 and
  • Joseph Mfutso-Bengo3Email author
BMC Medical Ethics201516:83

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-015-0077-x

Received: 17 June 2015

Accepted: 23 November 2015

Published: 2 December 2015

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Original Submission
17 Jun 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
3 Aug 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Michael Parker
24 Aug 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tuija Takala
26 Aug 2015 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Gilberto Corbellini
5 Oct 2015 Author responded Author comments - Francis Masiye
Resubmission - Version 2
5 Oct 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 2
29 Oct 2015 Author responded Author comments - Francis Masiye
Resubmission - Version 3
29 Oct 2015 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
23 Nov 2015 Editorially accepted
2 Dec 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12910-015-0077-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
College of Medicine, School of Public Health, Master of Public Health Bioethics Major Students, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
(2)
Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Republic of South Africa
(3)
College of Medicine, School of Public Health, Center for Bioethics, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

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