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 is a senior lecturer in research ethics at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics and has conducted research on issues such as informed consent and autonomy, biobank ethics, and the function and impact of research ethics codes. He is the editor of CODEX - a web resource run by the Swedish Research Council. He received his doctoral degree on a dissertation regarding Wittgenstein's influence on philosophy of religion (1999). In January 2010 Stefan was appointed Associate Professor of Research Ethics.

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


PhD supervision

Selected publications

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. [Electronic].

Sjöstrand M, Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Juth N, Autonomy-based arguments against physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia: A critique, Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy, 20013;16:225-30.

Eriksson S, How can the ethics of dementia research be ensured?, Dementia Europe 2012:4;10-11.

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

Stjernschantz Forsberg J, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Biobank research and consent. Authors’ reply to Sheehan, BMJ 2011; 343:d6901

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.

Helgesson G, Eriksson S, The moral primacy of the human being: A reply to Parker, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2011;37:56-57.

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.

Johnsson L, Helgesson G, Rafna, T, Halldorsdottir I, Chia KS, Eriksson S, and Hansson MG, Hypothetical and factual willingness to participate in biobank research, European Journal of Human Genetics, 2010;18:1261-1264.

Eriksson S, On the need for improved protections of incapacitated and non-benefiting research subjects, Bioethics, 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.

Höglund AT, Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Ethical dilemmas and ethical competence in the daily work of research nurses, Health Care Analysis, 2010;18:239-251.

Kuhlau F, Höglund AT, Evers K, Eriksson S, A precautionary principle for dual use research in the life sciences, Bioethics, 2011;25:1-8.

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.

Kuhlau F, Eriksson S, Evers K, Höglund AT, Taking Due Care: Moral obligations in dual use research, Bioethics, 2008:22(9):477-487.

Johnsson L, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Helgesson G, Opt-out from biobanks better respects patients’ autonomy. BMJ, 2008;337(a1580).

Johnsson L, Hansson MG, Eriksson S, Helgesson G, Patients' refusal to consent to storage and use of samples in Swedish biobanks: cross sectional study, BMJ, 2008;337(a345):224-26.

Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Swartling U, Limited Relevance of the Right Not to Know—Reflections on a Screening Study, Accountability in Research: Policies and Quality Assurance, 2007;14(3):197-209.

Eriksson S, Höglund AT, Helgesson G, Do Ethical Guidelines give Guidance? A Critical Examination of Eight Ethics Regulations, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2008;17:15-29.

Eriksson S, Helgesson G, Höglund AT, Being, Doing, and Knowing: Developing Ethical Competence in Health Care, Journal of Academic Ethics, 2007;5:207-216.

Helgesson G, Eriksson S, Against the principle that the individual shall have priority over science, Journal of Medical Ethics 2008;34:54-56.

Swartling U, Eriksson S, Ludvigsson J, Helgesson G, Concern, pressure and lack of knowledge affect choice of not wanting to know high-risk status, European Journal of Human Genetics, 2007;15:556-562.

Eriksson S, Helgesson G, and Segerdahl P, Provide Expertise or Facilitate Ethical Reflection? On the Proper Role for Bioethics, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, 2006;9:389-392.

Eriksson S, Helgesson G, Keep people informed or leave them alone? A suggested tool for identifying research participants who rightly want only limited information, Journal of Medical Ethics, 2005;31:674-678.

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, Should results from genetic research be returned to research subjects and their biological relatives, TRAMES – A Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences,2004;8(1-2):46–62.

Eriksson S, Måtta med förnyat samtycke när prov används för nytt ändamål, Läkartidningen, 2003;100(49):4106–4109.

Eriksson S, When Character is More Important than Intelligence, review, Elliott C (ed), Slow Cures and Bad Philosophers: Essays on Wittgenstein, Medicine, and Bioethics, The American Journal of Bioethics, 2003;3(1):65–67.

Eriksson S, Mapping the Debate on Informed Consent, in: Hanson MG & Levin M (eds.), Biobanks as Resources for Health, Research Program Ethics in Biomedicine, Uppsala 2003, p 165 –196.

Appelros E, Eriksson S, Stenqvist C (eds): Makt och religion i könsskilda världar. Religio 57. – Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap: Lund 2003.

Eriksson S, Andersson L, Autonomi och religion — Jehovas vittnen och blodtransfusioner, Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 2001;5:436–448. Also published electronically at the Vårdal Institute thematic room for ethics Tematiska rum [2006-01-30]

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

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