Secondary Medical Research and Consent-Requirements

There is considerable debate in legal and bioethical circles about consent-requirements for secondary medical research. Secondary research is often distinguished from primary research. For example, where primary medical researchers collect blood samples from a participant, secondary medical researchers conduct research on collected blood samples in biobanks. This presentation critically focuses on the question of whether consent is required for secondary research and proposes a novel contractualist account of biomedical research: Consent Once, Use Many Times (COUMT.) 


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