Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics
Associate Professor of Research Ethics
Stefan Eriksson is an associate professor of research ethics at Uppsala University, a senior lecturer at The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, serves as editor of the Swedish Research Council’s website CODEX, and has recently after review been appointed an Excellent Teacher by Uppsala University. He is also an Associate Editor at BMC Medical Ethics. For the autumn 2017 he is a Matariki visiting scholar at Durham University.
Stefan Eriksson's research interests are autonomy and informed consent, the regulation of research, and publication ethics. In 2013 he published the first comprehensive monograph on publication ethics (“Publiceringsetik”, Studentlitteratur) together with his colleague Gert Helgesson.
Stefan Eriksson has recently served as expert in the public inquiry on how to investigate misconduct and is presently ethics expert for the Swedish VINNOVA initiative for increased Swedish participation in Swafs.
Phone: +46 18 471 61 98
- Research Ethics for Science & Technology (2 credits, postgraduate course)
- Research Ethics for Medicine & Life Sciences (international online course)
- Mirko Ancillotti: Antibiotic resistance: Ethical and public health considerations
- Niklas Holmberg (Adjunct Supervisor), Faculty of Humanities, Psychology and Theology, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
- Joanna Forsberg: Ethical aspects of biobank research – Individual rights vs. the public good (PhD 2012)
- Linus Johnsson: Autonomy and trust in biobank research (PhD 2013)
- Frida Kuhlau: Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD 2013)
- Manne Sjöstrand, LIME, Karolinska Institutet: Autonomy and decision-making capacity: studies on the ethics of self-determination in healthcare (PhD 2014)
Recently in the media
- Artificiell intelligens ger stöd vid peer review
Curie, 9 February 2017
- Forskarassistent vid UU anklagad för forskningsetiskt tjänstefel, ERGO, 4 April 2016
- Ansvar bör även läggas på forskningsledaren, Svenska Dagbladet Debatt, 16 March 2016
- Efter skandalen: ”Gråzoner sätt blanda bort korten”, Svenska Dagbladet Debatt, 10 March 2016
- Hemliga forskningen "borde ha etikprövats", SVT Nyheter, 16 March 2014
- Forskningsetik, Rektorsbloggen Stockholms universitet, 28 January 2015
- Helsingforsdeklarationen 50 år:Ur nazismens grymheter föddes forskningsetiken, Läkartidningen, 10 September 2014
- Nya sätt att granska forskningen, Tidningen Curie, 3 June 2014
- Tema Forskningsetik, forskning.se, 27 November 2013
- Öka rättssäkerheten vid misstänkt forskningsfusk, Tidningen Curie, 8 May 2013
- "Vi har ett system som inspirerar till genvägar", Naturvetarna 6 May 2013
- Tävling kan leda till fusk, Universen #4, 2013
Science publications is important for scientific work and for scientific merit. In recent years the publication system has begun to change rapidly. Stefan Eriksson is looking at the consequences and how these changes should be dealth with.
Stefan Eriksson is looking at how regulation confirms to basic rational demands on a legitimate regulative system.
Mirko Ancillotti is looking at antibiotics resistance and the ethical aspects of using peptide-based antibiotics.
Stefan Eriksson on the Ethics Blog
Codex - Rules and guidelines for research
Research ethics training
Want to develop your ability to identify ethical aspects of your work? Our 4 credit online training for medicine and the life sciences starts 4 April 2016.
- Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, ss. 67-79
- Medicine, Health care and Philosophy DOI
Autonomy is a Right, Not a Feat: How Theoretical Misconceptions have Muddled the Debate on Dynamic Consent to Biobank Research.(2016). Bioethics, vol. 30, ss. 471-478 DOI
- Svensk Kirurgi, vol. 73, ss. 180-183 Download fulltext
Ge doktorander en starkare ställning: kommentar till Eivind Torps ”Vem äger rätten till doktorandersforskningsresultat?”.(2015). Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, . ss. 371-376
- Public Understanding of Science, . ss. 1-16 DOI
- Ambivalences of Creating Life. , Dordrecht: Springer. ss. 141-156 DOI
- BMC Medical Ethics, vol. 16 DOI Download fulltext
- BMC Medical Ethics, vol. 16 DOI Download fulltext
- Curie Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet.
Biobank and registry ethics & law
For many years, researchers at CRB have provided constructive advise on how to deal with ethical and legal aspects of research using human tissue material and personal data. We have collaborated with biomedical scientists and published our findings in peer reviewed journals. As a summary of this research we have compiled a list of publications with abstracts. We have grouped them thematically to help you find the ones you might be interested in reading. Our publications deal with ethical frameworks and policy, regulatory aspects of biobank and registry research, informed consent, ethical review, integrity concerns, trust, genetic testing, indicental findings, commercialization, public and patient perceptions, rare diseases, children & biobanks & genetics, and biobank studies.
Publication, regulation and consent
We need to think about the inner workings of research as a practice, and the role that rules and guidelines play. According to Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics, the real problems for science are the small deviations: the things that happen every day in the grey area between misconduct and ignorance about what is and what is not allowed. Find out what he has to say about publications, regulations and consent.