eCite Digital Repository

How do researcher duties conflict with Aboriginal rights?: Genetics research and biobank problems in Taiwan

Citation

Munsterhjelm, M and Gilbert, F, How do researcher duties conflict with Aboriginal rights?: Genetics research and biobank problems in Taiwan , Dilemata, 2, (4) pp. 33-56. ISSN 1989-7022 (2010) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
262Kb
  

Copyright Statement

Licenced under Creative Commons Reconocimiento-No Comercial 3.0 Spain (CC-by-nc) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/es/deed.en

Official URL: http://www.dilemata.net/revista/index.php/dilemata...

Abstract

Taiwan has a population of 23 million, of which some 500,000 are Aborigines. Recent conflicts over a national biobank as part of Taiwan's biotechnological industrial development, genetic research on Aboriginal origins, and commercialization of research findings involving Aborigines have raised a number of important ethical conflicts. These ethical conflicts involve on one hand, the importance of researchers' duties, and on the other hand, Aboriginal rights. This paper will go in three steps. First, this paper describes the three cases of ethical violations of Aboriginal rights committed by Taiwanese researchers in the course of their scientific duties. After having given an account of ethical conflicts between research duties and Aboriginal rights, the paper addresses larger ethical issues underlying this Taiwanese research context. Finally, the paper considers if stronger ethical regulation could reconcile Aboriginal rights and research duties.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aboriginal rights, autonomy, informed consent, paternalism, researcher duties
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Applied Ethics
Research Field:Ethical Use of New Technology (e.g. Nanotechnology, Biotechnology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Author:Gilbert, F (Dr Frederic Gilbert)
ID Code:79920
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Arts, Law and Education
Deposited On:2012-10-12
Last Modified:2013-07-15
Downloads:382 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page