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TITLE Opinion on banks of biological material of human origin (biobanks) in biomedical research   biobanks_recom_eng.pdf (145.1 KB)
Title in the original language
ΕΙσήγηση για τις τράπεζες βιολογικού υλικού (βιοτράπεζες) ανθρώπινης προέλευσης στη βιοϊατρική έρευνα
 biobanks_recom_gr.pdf (169.4 KB)
Document ID LIB621
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 30/06/2006
Original language of the document Greek
Full text available in EN (145.1 KB) and EL (169.4 KB)
Document produced by Hellenic National Bioethics Commission organisation visiting card
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Document uploaded by Marianna DRACOPOULOU
Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
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  • Science and Research


Short description  The commission examines the benefits and risks of human biobanks and in particular considers the implications of biobanks and the data that will be obtained with regards to social solidarity and public benefits on one hand and dangers to personal autonomy on the other. Here are also discussed practical implications for the development and operation of human biobanks such as consent, ownership of samples, control of and access to the data, commercial exploitation and licensing.
[Human biobanks], [consent], [personal autonomy], [UNESCO], [International Declaration on Human Genetic Data], [genetic data]

Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The major bioethical issues raised by human biobanks are the relationship between personal autonomy and social solidarity as well as the commercial exploitation of the results obtained through research. The Commission believes that the prospects of significant benefits for public health justify the operation of biobanks. It also believes that any state-promulgated rules should encourage the dimens ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Το πιο σημαντικό ζήτημα βιοηθικής που αναδεικνύει η περίπτωση των βιοτραπεζών, αφορά τη σχέση μεταξύ προσωπικής αυτονομίας και κοινωνικής αλληλεγγύης. Η Επιτροπή κρίνει ότι η προοπτική σημαντικής ωφέλειας της δημόσιας υγείας δικαιολογεί τη λειτουργία βιοτραπεζών. Θεωρεί, επιπλέον, ότι οποιαδήποτε ρύθμιση από την πλευρά του κράτους πρέπει να ενθαρρύνει το στοιχείο της κοινωνικής αλληλεγγύης, διατηρ ...

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