Publics and biobanks: Pan-European diversity and the challenge of responsible innovation

  title={Publics and biobanks: Pan-European diversity and the challenge of responsible innovation},
  author={George Gaskell and Herbert Gottweis and Johannes Starkbaum and Monica M. Gerber and Jacqueline E. W. Broerse and Ursula Gottweis and Abbi Hobbs and Ilpo Hel{\'e}n and Maria Paschou and Karoliina Snell and Alexandra Soulier},
  journal={European Journal of Human Genetics},
This article examines public perceptions of biobanks in Europe using a multi-method approach combining quantitative and qualitative data. It is shown that public support for biobanks in Europe is variable and dependent on a range of interconnected factors: people’s engagement with biobanks; concerns about privacy and data security, and trust in the socio-political system, key actors and institutions involved in biobanks. We argue that the biobank community needs to acknowledge the impact of… CONTINUE READING
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