Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Stefan Eriksson

Stefan Eriksson, photo: private

Stefan Eriksson
Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics
Associate Professor of Research Ethics

Stefan Eriksson, born 1963, 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 after invitation and review been appointed “super professor” at Faculty Row. He is also an Associate Editor at BMC Medical Ethics.

He is indexed and can be followed at Research Gate. He has over 90 publications listed, including 3 books, his H-index is 12 and his most prominent articles have been cited over 400 times (as calculated by Research Gate in November 2015).

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.

E-mail: Stefan.Eriksson@crb.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 61 98


PhD supervision

Recently in the media

Selected publications

Ancillotti M, Holmberg N, Lindfelt M and Eriksson S, Uncritical and unbalanced coverage of synthetic biology in the Nordic press, Public Understanding of Science, Published online before print October 19, 2015, doi: 10.1177/0963662515609834

Ancillotti M, Eriksson S, Synthetic Biology in the Press: Media Portrayal in Sweden and Italy, in: I K Hagen, M Engelhard & G Toepfer (eds.) Ambivalences of Creating Life: Societal and Philosophical Dimensions of Synthetic Biology, Dordrecht: Springer, 2016:141-56.

Sjöstrand M, Karlsson P, Sandman L, Helgesson G, Eriksson S & Juht N, Conceptions of decision-making capacity in psychiatry: interviews with Swedish psychiatrists, BMC Medical Ethics, 2015;16(34)

Calvo P, Eriksson S, Civil Society Participation in the Management of the Common Good: A Case of Ethics in Biological Resource Centres in Common goods: New forms of participation of civil society in democracy and the economy / Daniel Pallarés Domínguez & Stefan Eriksson (eds). Recerca no 15 (2014), pp. 7-19.

Helgesson G & Eriksson S, Plagiarism in research, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 2014, online pre-publication, doi: 10.1007/s11019-014-9583-8

Johnsson L, Eriksson S, Helgesson G & Hansson MG, Making researchers moral: Why trustworthiness requires more than ethics guidelines and review, Research Ethics 2014;10(1):29-46

Sjöstrand M, Eriksson S, Juth N, Helgesson G, Paternalism in the Name of Autonomy, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, first published online October 24, 2013, doi: 10.1093/jmp/jht049

Eriksson S & Helgesson G, Publiceringsetik, Studentlitteratur, 2013

Stjernschantz Forsberg J, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Why participating in (certain) scientific research is a moral duty, J Med Ethics, online pre-publication, doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-100859

Eriksson S, Sundström E, Etiska aspekter att tänka på i observationsstudier, Läkartidningen 2013;5(110):220-222.

Kuhlau F, Evers K, Eriksson S and Höglund AT, Applied Biosafety: Ethical competence in dual use life science research, Journal of the American Biological Safety Association, 2012;17(3):120-127.

Eriksson S, Moral obligations for synthetic biology research, EUBARnet Review series on policy, ethics and security, Paper no 7 (2012). [Electronic].

Sjöstrand M, Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Juth N, Autonomy-based arguments against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: A critique, Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 2013;16:225-30.

Johnsson L, Helgesson G, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Adequate trust avails, mistaken trust matters: On the moral responsibility of doctors as proxies for patients’ trust in biobank research, Bioethics,2013;27(9)485-492.

Stjernschantz Forsberg J, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Biobank research: Who benefits from individual consent?, BMJ2011;343:d5647

Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Four Themes in Recent Swedish Bioethics Debates, Cambridge Quarterly of Heathcare Ethics, 2011;20:409-17.

Stjernschantz Forsberg J, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, The Risks and Benefits of Re-Consent, Science, 2011;332:306.

Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Does Informed Consent Have an Expiry Date? A Critical Reappraisal of Informed Consent as a Process, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2011;20:85-92.

Höglund AT, Eriksson S, Helgesson G, The role of guidelines in ethical competence-building: Perceptions among research nurses and physicians, Clinical Ethics, 2010;5:95-102.

Eriksson S, On the need for improved protections of incapacitated and non-benefiting research subjects, Bioethics, 2012:26(1):15-21.

Svalastog AL, Eriksson S, You can use my name: You don´t have to steal my story - A critique of anonymity in indigenous studies, Developing World Bioethics 2010;10(2):104-110.

Forsberg JS, Eriksson S, Hansson MG, Changing defaults in biobank research could save lives too, European Journal of Epidemiology, 2010;25(2):65-8.

Stjernschantz Forsberg J, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Changing perspectives in biobank research – from individual rights to concerns about public health regarding the return of results, European Journal of Human Genetics, 2009:17:1544-1549.

Eriksson S, Helgesson G, Potential harms, anonymization, and the right to withdraw consent to biobank research, European Journal of Human Genetics, 2005;13:1071–1076.

Eriksson S, Ett mönster i livets väv: Tro och religion i ljuset av Wittgensteins filosofi, Nya Doxa: Nora 1998.

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Stefan Eriksson on Research Gate

Plagiarism: a major problem for research

[2014-08-20] Plagiarism is a growing problem in the academic world. New cases are reported on every day and it makes up a substantial number of the misconduct cases we know of. But what counts as plagiarism? And is it always serious?

According to Gert Helgesson and Stefan Eriksson, plagiarism can never be considered only a question about how many words of one text is repeated in another. In a recent article in Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, they suggest that we should understand plagiarism as “someone using someone else’s intellectual product (such as texts, ideas, or results), thereby implying that it is their own”.

CODEX Rules and guidelines for Research, www.codex.vr.se

Current research

Synthetic Biology: media portrayal and public understanding

Previous research

Autonomy and trust in biobank research (PhD Project)

Biobanks and genetic information

Culture, health and bioethics. Conceptual clusters and cultural theory

Ethical aspects of longitudinal studies involving children

Ethical aspects of biobank research – Individual rights vs. the public good?
(PhD Project)

Ethical competence in medical practice

Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD Project)

The Use of Human Biobanks - Ethical, Social, Economical and Legal Aspects