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A call for global governance of biobanks

Overview of attention for article published in Bulletin of the World Health Organization, November 2014
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Title
A call for global governance of biobanks
Published in
Bulletin of the World Health Organization, November 2014
DOI 10.2471/blt.14.138420
Pubmed ID
Authors

Haidan Chen, Tikki Pang

Abstract

The progress in genomic research has led to increased sampling and storage of biological samples in biobanks. Most biobanks are located in high-income countries, but the landscape is rapidly changing as low- and middle-income countries develop their own. When establishing a biobank in any setting, researchers have to consider a series of ethical, legal and social issues beyond those in traditional medical research. In addition, many countries may have inadequate legislative structures and governance frameworks to protect research participants and communities from unfair distribution of risks and benefits. International collaborations are frequently being created to support the establishment and proper running of biobanks in low- and middle-income countries. However, these collaborations cause cross-border issues - such as benefit sharing and data access. It is thus necessary to define and implement a fair, equitable and feasible biobank governance framework to ensure a fair balance of risks and benefits among all stakeholders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 68 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 3%
Professor > Associate Professor 1 1%
Student > Master 1 1%
Unknown 64 94%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 1%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Unknown 64 94%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 22 July 2015.
All research outputs
#4,865,421
of 17,356,510 outputs
Outputs from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#1,579
of 3,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#66,199
of 241,082 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Bulletin of the World Health Organization
#15
of 42 outputs
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