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Ethics in Biomedical Research

Section edited by Beatrice Godard and Anita Ho

This section will include manuscripts that consider ethical aspects of research in biological and medical sciences, as well as ethical implications of new technologies, -omics research, and human  enhancement. Manuscripts addressing researcher behavior are also welcome in this section.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    As thousands of healthy research participants are being included in small and large imaging studies, it is essential that dilemmas raised by the detection of incidental findings are adequately handled. Current...

    Authors: Eline M. Bunnik, Lisa van Bodegom, Wim Pinxten, Inez D. de Beaufort and Meike W. Vernooij

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:10

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The introduction of genomics and biobanking methodologies to the African research context has also introduced novel ways of doing science, based on values of sharing and reuse of data and samples. This shift r...

    Authors: Jantina de Vries, Syntia Nchangwi Munung, Alice Matimba, Sheryl McCurdy, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem-Boyer, Ciara Staunton, Aminu Yakubu and Paulina Tindana

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:8

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Innovations in technology have contributed to rapid changes in the way that modern biomedical research is carried out. Researchers are increasingly required to endorse adaptive and flexible approaches to accom...

    Authors: Isabelle Budin-Ljøsne, Harriet J. A. Teare, Jane Kaye, Stephan Beck, Heidi Beate Bentzen, Luciana Caenazzo, Clive Collett, Flavio D’Abramo, Heike Felzmann, Teresa Finlay, Muhammad Kassim Javaid, Erica Jones, Višnja Katić, Amy Simpson and Deborah Mascalzoni

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:4

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  4. Content type: Debate

    Biobanks are considered to be key infrastructures for research development and have generated a lot of debate about their ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI). While the focus has been on human genomi...

    Authors: Kim H. Chuong, David M. Hwang, D. Elizabeth Tullis, Valerie J. Waters, Yvonne C. W. Yau, David S. Guttman and Kieran C. O’Doherty

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2017 18:1

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ethical and regulatory guidance on the collection and use of human biospecimens (HBS) for research forms an essential component of national health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), where rapid advances in g...

    Authors: Francis Barchi and Madison T. Little

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:64

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  6. Content type: Research article

    When conducting research with Indigenous populations consent should be sought from both individual participants and the local community. We aimed to search and summarise the literature about methods for seekin...

    Authors: Emily F. M. Fitzpatrick, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, Heather D’Antoine, June Oscar, Maureen Carter and Elizabeth J. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:65

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The focus on translational research in clinical trials has the potential to generate clinically relevant genetic data that could have importance to patients. This raises challenging questions about communicati...

    Authors: David J. Pulford, Philipp Harter, Anne Floquet, Catherine Barrett, Dong Hoon Suh, Michael Friedlander, José Angel Arranz, Kosei Hasegawa, Hiroomi Tada, Peter Vuylsteke, Mansoor R. Mirza, Nicoletta Donadello, Giovanni Scambia, Toby Johnson, Charles Cox, John K. Chan…

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:63

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  8. Content type: Debate

    Pediatric biobanking is considered important for generating biomedical knowledge and improving (pediatric) health care. However, the inclusion of children’s samples in biobanks involves specific ethical issues...

    Authors: Noor A. A. Giesbertz, Karen Melham, Jane Kaye, Johannes J. M. van Delden and Annelien L. Bredenoord

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:59

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Returning neuroimaging incidental findings (IF) may create a challenge to research participants’ health literacy skills as they must interpret and make appropriate healthcare decisions based on complex radiolo...

    Authors: Caitlin E. Rancher, Jody M. Shoemaker, Linda E. Petree, Mark Holdsworth, John P. Phillips and Deborah L. Helitzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:58

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Biobanks are precariously situated at the intersection of science, genetics, genomics, society, ethics, the law and politics. This multi-disciplinarity has given rise to a new discourse in health research invo...

    Authors: Keymanthri Moodley and Shenuka Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:57

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  11. Content type: Research article

    As in other countries, the traditional doctor-patient relationship in the Japanese healthcare system has often been characterised as being of a paternalistic nature. However, in recent years there has been a g...

    Authors: Victoria Coathup, Harriet J. A. Teare, Jusaku Minari, Go Yoshizawa, Jane Kaye, Masanori P. Takahashi and Kazuto Kato

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:51

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Maximizing comprehension is a major challenge for informed consent processes in low-literacy and resource-limited settings. Application of rapid qualitative assessments to improve the informed consent process ...

    Authors: Adamu Addissie, Serebe Abay, Yeweyenhareg Feleke, Melanie Newport, Bobbie Farsides and Gail Davey

    Citation: BMC Medical Ethics 2016 17:40

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.618 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.940 - 5-year Impact Factor
    0.938 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.731 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    371,299 downloads
    1126.5 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
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