Stefan Eriksson

Stefan Eriksson

Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics

Stefan Eriksson is an associate professor of research ethics, a senior lecturer at The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, and has after review been appointed an Excellent Teacher by Uppsala University. He serves as editor of the Swedish Research Council’s website CODEX and as Director of Doctoral Studies as well as Deputy Institutional Board member at the Department of Public Health & Caring Sciences. For the autumn 2017 he was a Matariki visiting scholar at Durham University. 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 19 and his publications have collected over 1100 citations.

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

  • 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 E.; 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.

  • 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 1-10 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Eriksson, Stefan; Godskesen, Tove; Andersson, Lars; Helgesson, Gert

    How to counter undeserving authorship

    Part of Insights: the UKSG journal, p. 1 1-6 6, 2018.

    Open access
  • Eriksson, Stefan; Helgesson, Gert

    Time to stop talking about ‘predatory journals’

    Part of Learned Publishing, p. 181-183, 2018.

  • Eriksson, Stefan; Helgesson, Gert

    The false academy: Predatory publishing in science & bioethics

    Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 163-170, 2017.

    Open access
  • Eriksson, Stefan; Helgesson, Gert

    Hantering av oredlighet i forskning: Kan förväntningar på en ny modell uppfyllas?

    Part of Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, p. 67-79, 2017.

  • Eriksson, Stefan

    What should we do about predatory publishing?

    Part of European Science Editing, p. 80 80-82 82, 2017.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Holmberg, Niklas; Lindfelt, Mikael; Eriksson, Stefan

    Uncritical and unbalanced coverage of synthetic biology in the Nordic press

    Part of Public Understanding of Science, p. 235-250, 2017.

    Open access
  • Johnsson, Linus; Eriksson, Stefan

    Autonomy is a Right, Not a Feat: How Theoretical Misconceptions have Muddled the Debate on Dynamic Consent to Biobank Research

    Part of Bioethics, p. 471-478, 2016.

  • Ancillotti, Mirko; Eriksson, Stefan

    Synthetic Biology in the Press: Media Portrayal in Sweden and Italy

    Part of Ambivalences of Creating Life. , p. 141-156, 2016.

  • Helgesson, Gert; Eriksson, Stefan

    Plagiarism in research

    Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 91-101, 2015.


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

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.

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Biobank and registry ethics & law, report

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