Global Genes Local Concerns

Global Genes project dealt with legal, ethical and scientific challenges in cross-national biobanking and translational exploitation. Concentrating on biobanking in a university setting, the project aimed to study and ultimately provide guidelines to overcome regulatory barriers to biobank research and the utilization of research results, while at the same time securing the ethical legitimacy of the research and the societal interests in access to information and innovation. To achieve this goal, the project combined legal, bioethical, and social science perspectives with human genetic studies that involved patient material from multiple countries. The project was funded by the UCPH 2016 funds and ran from 2013-2017.

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Project period: 2013-2017











































































Global Genes Local Concerns was financed by the UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research

Project: Global Genes Local Concerns
Principal Investigator: Professor Timo Minssen, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law
Start:  1 January 2013
End:  31 December 2017