Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: an international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries

Dublin Core

Title

Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: an international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries

Author

Matsui, Kenji
Krohmal, Benjamin
Zeid, Alaa Abou
Muthuswamy, Vasantha
Koo, Young Mo
Kita, Yoshikuni
Lie, Reidar K.
Zhang, Xinqing

Publisher

9/16/10

Language

English

Publication Date

20100916

Abstract

Background:Sharing of tissue samples for research and disease surveillance purposes has become increasingly important. While it is clear that this is an area of intense, international controversy, there is an absence of data about what researchers themselves and those involved in the transfer of samples think about these issues, particularly in developing countries. Methods:A survey was carried out in a number of Asian countries and in Egypt to explore what researchers and others involved in research, storage and transfer of human tissue samples thought about some of the issues related to sharing of such samples. Results:The results demonstrated broad agreement with the positions taken by developing countries in the current debate, favoring quite severe restrictions on the use of samples by developed countries. Conclusions: It is recommended that an international agreement is developed on what conditions should be attached to any sharing of human tissue samples across borders.

Primary Classification

15.1

Secondary Classification

15.1; 1.3.9; 1.3.12; 18.2; 21.1

Primary keywords

attitudes--[pri];benefit sharing--[pri];cooperative behavior--[pri];developed countries--[pri];developing countries--[pri];international aspects--[pri];policy making--[pri];researchers--[pri];specimen collection--[pri]

Secondary keywords

authorship;biological specimen banks;biomedical research;decision making;genetic resources;guidelines;intellectual property;questionnaires;regulation;research ethics committees;statistics;survey

Subject

China;Egypt;India;Japan;South Korea

Journal Article

BMC Medical Ethics2010 September 16; 11:16

Call Number

citation

Bibliography

13 refs.

ISSN

14726939

Collection

Citation

“Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: an international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries,” Islamic Medical & Scientific Ethics, accessed June 14, 2024, http://imse.ibp.georgetown.domains/items/show/35187.