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Legal Approach to the Use of Human Biological Materials for Research Purposes

Title: A Legal Approach to the Use of Human Biological Materials for Research Purposes.
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Name(s): Kapp, Marshall B., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Human Biological Materials (HBM) come from individuals in a variety of circumstances. The use of HBM for research purposes raises a host of difficult ethical questions. The law is important in this arena because, in most cases, legal principles significantly influence the making of ethical choices. Following a general overview of research regulation in the United States generally and a few comments on the relevance of international statements for this country, this article explores several specific legal issues, and their ethical implications, related to the obtaining and handling of HBM for research purposes, namely: informed consent; privacy; and commercial or ownership (property) interests in HBM. The article concludes that, although the realistic liability risks are low, the law's important role in characterizing the rights and responsibilities involved will be very influential in shaping the ways that the chasm between science and ethics is resolved within the context of the use of human tissue for research purposes.
Identifier: FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0004 (IID)
Keywords: legal, human tissue, research, ethics, human biological materials, HBM, institutional review board, IRB, informed consent
Citation: Kapp, MB. (2012). A legal approach to the use of human biological materials for research purposes. FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 579.
Subject(s): Bioethics
Medical ethics
Professional ethics
Medical laws and legislation
Laboratories
Research
Law
Legal services
Medical sciences
Privacy, Right of
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0004
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Medicine & Law Publications.
Is Part of Series: FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 579.

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Kapp, M. B. (2012). A Legal Approach to the Use of Human Biological Materials for Research Purposes. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_medlawcenter_publications-0004