Mats G. Hansson

Mats G. Hansson

Mats G. Hansson

Senior Professor of Biomedical Ethics

Mats Hansson is Senior Professor and the former director of the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics and has conducted extensive research in biomedical ethics as principal investigator in several multi-disciplinary research projects dealing with issues ranging from ethical, social and legal aspects of the implementation of genetic diagnosis in clinical practice and the use of human tissue materials in research, to clinical and medical ethics. He holds an undergraduate degree in biology (1974) and a doctoral degree of theology (1991). Mats Hansson is Professor of Biomedical Ethics. 

Phone: +46 18 471 61 97


Mats G. Hansson leads work packages on ethical, legal and social issues in several EU projects on biobank and registry research. He is the principal investigator in Mind the Risk and one of the co-ordinators of BBMRI-ERIC's ELSI common service.

PhD Supervision



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Recent publications

  • Grauman, Åsa; Hansson, Mats G.; James, Stefan; Hauber, Brett et al.

    Communicating Test Results from a General Health Check: Preferences from a Discrete Choice Experiment Survey

    Part of Patient, p. 649-660, 2021.

    Open access
  • Grauman, Åsa; Hansson, Mats G.; James, Stefan; Hauber, Brett et al.

    Communicating test results from a general health checkup: the public’s preferences from a discrete choice experiment survey

    Part of Patient Related Outcome Measures, 2021.

    Open access
  • Schölin Bywall, Karin; Veldwijk, Jorien; Hansson, Mats G.; Baecklund, Eva et al.

    Does being exposed to an educational tool influence patient preferences?: The influence of an educational tool on patient preferences assessed by a discrete choice experiment

    Part of Patient Education and Counseling, p. 2577-2585, 2021.

  • Grauman, Åsa; Veldwijk, Jorien; James, Stefan; Hansson, Mats et al.

    Good general health and lack of family history influence the underestimation of cardiovascular risk: A cross sectional study

    Part of European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, p. 676-683, 2021.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal

    SIENNA D5.2: An international code of conduct for data sharing in genomics


    Open access
  • Schölin Bywall, Karin; Kihlbom, Ulrik; Hansson, Mats; Falahee, Marie et al.

    Patient preferences on rheumatoid arthritis second-line treatment: a discrete choice experiment of Swedish patients

    Part of Arthritis Research & Therapy, 2020.

    Open access
  • Rubinstein, Yaffa R.; Robinson, Peter N.; Gahl, William A.; Avillach, Paul et al.

    The case for open science: rare diseases

    Part of JAMIA Open, p. 472-486, 2020.

    Open access
  • Matar, Amal; Hansson, Mats G.; Höglund, Anna T.

    "A perfect society": Swedish policymakers' ethical and social views on preconception expanded carrier screening

    Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 267-280, 2019.

    Open access
  • Grauman, Åsa; Hansson, Mats G.; James, Stefan K; Veldwijk, Jorien et al.

    Exploring research participants' perceptions of cardiovascular risk information-Room for improvement and empowerment

    Part of Patient Education and Counseling, p. 1528-1534, 2019.

    Open access
  • Hansson, Mats G.; Holm, Anna; Segerdahl, Pär


    Makadam Förlag, 2019.

    Open access

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.

Download our biobank and registry report

Biobank and registry ethics & law, report cover

Biobanks as resources for health

Hansson & Levin (eds) 2003

The potential benefits of biomedicine and biotechnology are considerable, but this is also an area of science and medicine that is sometimes found controversial. Decisions made by scientists, by health care professionals and by policymakers must be well informed and based on knowledge and sound research. Legal experts concerned with public law and intellectual property rights, philosophers and social pharmacists have been collaborating with geneticists, pathologists and doctors in several research projects in order to seek the kind of biobank management that would satisfy the interests of both the research community and the general public as regards new medicines and forms of treatment, whilst protecting the integrity of the individual. A summary of that research is presented in this book.

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Biobanks as resources for health, Hansson & Levin, cover
Last modified: 2021-12-22