Stefan Eriksson

Stefan Eriksson

Stefan Eriksson

Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics

Stefan Eriksson is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in research ethics, and serves as the Director of the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. He has after review been appointed an Excellent Teacher by Uppsala University. He also serves as Director of Doctoral Studies at the Department of Public Health & Caring Sciences. In February 2018, he was appointed Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for good research practice.

He can be followed at Research Gate and Google Scholar. He has over 100 publications listed, including 3 books, his H-index is 20 and his publications have collected over 1300 citations. The article 'Plagiarism in research' has over 40 000 reads on Research Gate. 

Stefan Eriksson's research interests are fraud in research (he recently served as expert in the Swedish public inquiry on how to investigate misconduct), 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. 

Phone: +46 18 471 61 98

Recent publications

  • Bülow, William; Godskesen, Tove; Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Why unethical papers should be retracted

    Part of Journal of Medical Ethics, 2021.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica; Eriksson, Stefan

    Individual moral responsibility for antibiotic resistance

    Part of Bioethics, 2021.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Höglund T., Anna; Frygner Holm, Sara; Eriksson, Stefan

    YouTube as a source of information on clinical trials forpaediatric cancer

    Part of Information, Communication and Society, p. 1-14, 2021.

  • Garbrielsson, Sebastian; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove

    Predatory nursing journals: A case study of author prevalence and characteristics

    Part of Nursing Ethics, p. 823-833, 2021.

    Open access
  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove; Andersson, Dan I. et al.

    An Effort Worth Making: A Qualitative Study of How Swedes Respond to Antibiotic Resistance

    Part of Public Health Ethics, p. 1-11, 2021.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove E.; Petri, Suzanne; Eriksson, Stefan; Halkoaho, Arja et al.

    The culture of hope and ethical challenges in clinical trials: A qualitative study of oncologists and haematologists' views

    Part of Clinical Ethics, p. 29-38, 2020.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Andersson, Dan I.; Godskesen, Tove et al.

    Preferences regarding antibiotic treatment and the role of antibiotic resistance: a discrete choice experiment

    Part of International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, 2020.

    Open access
  • Engelbak Nielsen, Zandra; Eriksson, Stefan; Schram Harsløf, Laurine Bente; Petri, Suzanne et al.

    Are cancer patients better off if they participate in clinical trials?: A mixed methods study

    Part of BMC Cancer, 2020.

    Open access
  • Dal-Ré, Rafael; Solberg, Berge; Fuhr, Uwe; Eriksson, Stefan

    Reporting the details of consent procedures in clinical trials

    Part of Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, p. 150-151, 2020.

  • Helgesson, Gert; Bülow, William; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove

    Should the deceased be listed as authors?

    Part of Journal of Medical Ethics, p. 331-338, 2019.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Eriksson, Stefan

    Selektiv rapportering av kliniska prövningar

    Part of Dagens Medicin, 2019.

  • Dal-Ré, Rafael; Avendaño-Solà, Cristina; Bloechl-Daum, Brigitte; de Boer, Anthonius et al.

    Low risk pragmatic trials do not always require participants' informed consent

    Part of BMJ. British Medical Journal, 2019.

  • Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Authorship Order

    Part of Learned Publishing, p. 106-112, 2019.

  • Ballantyne, Angela; Eriksson, Stefan

    Research ethics revised: The new CIOMS guidelines and the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki in context

    Part of Bioethics, p. 310-311, 2019.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan; Veldwijk, Jorien; Nihlén Fahlquist, Jessica et al.

    Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions

    Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.

    Open access
  • Spörndly, Robert; Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove E.

    Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Experiences

    Part of Harvard Public Health Review, p. 1-10, 2018.

  • Godskesen, Tove; Fernow, Josepine; Eriksson, Stefan

    Quality of online information about phase I clinical cancer trials in Sweden, Denmark and Norway

    Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, 2018.

    Open access
  • Godskesen, Tove; Petri, Suzanne; Eriksson, Stefan; Halkoaho, Arja et al.

    When Nursing Care and Clinical Trials Coincide: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Nordic Oncology and Hematology Nurses on Ethical Work Challenges

    Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 475-485, 2018.

    Open access
  • Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Revise the ICMJE Recommendations regarding authorship responsibility!

    Part of Learned Publishing, p. 267-269, 2018.

  • Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Responsibility for scientific misconduct in collaborative papers

    Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 423-430, 2018.

    Open access


PhD supervision

  • 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

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.

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Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor of Research Ethics
Last modified: 2022-05-24