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


























  • PI: Professor, Jur. Dr. Timo Minssen, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, LAW

  • Co-PI: Professor, dr.jur., PhD Jens Schovsbo, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, LAW
  • Co-PI: Associate Professor, PhD Janne R. Herrmann, Centre for Information and Innovation Law, LAW
  • Co-PI: Associate Professor, PhD Klemens Kappel, Dept. of Media, Cognition and Communication, HUM
  • Co-PI: Associate Professor, PhD Klaus Hoeyer, Dept. of Public Health, HEALTH
  • Co-PI: Professor, Niels Tommerup, Dept. of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, HEALTH
  • Co-PI: Associate Professor, PhD Søren T. Christensen, Dept. of Biology, SCIENCE

Project Co-ordinator

  • Academic Officer, Maria Lotz, Research Services, LAW


















































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