Martin Boeckhout

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Biobanks should return clinically significant and actionable research findings to donors who have given physical material to the biobank. Because the clinical significance of a research finding is hard to determine for the individual donor, a procedure to decide on clinical significance should be incorporated into a structure for the actual feedback of(More)
Ethical and legal aspects of biobanking continue to be a topic of concern. The String of Pearls Initiative (PSI) helped establish new norms for biobank governance in The Netherlands. This article gives an overview of issues that emerged from the medical-ethical review processes of PSI. The criteria applied to biobanking projects by Ethical Review Boards(More)
Biobanking, the large-scale, systematic collection of data and tissue for open-ended research purposes, is on the rise, particularly in clinical research. The infrastructures for the systematic procurement, management and eventual use of human tissue and data are positioned between healthcare and research. However, the positioning of biobanking(More)
Environmental risk assessment Guidelines for chemicals has been prepared by EU in the Technical Guidance Documents (TGD). EU has finalised risk assessment documents for a small set of existing chemicals. The process has been much slower than originally predicted. The numbers of new environmental suspect chemicals being recognized are probably higher than(More)
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