Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics
Stefan Eriksson is an associate professor of research ethics, a senior lecturer at The Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, and has after review been appointed an Excellent Teacher by Uppsala University. He serves as editor of the Swedish Research Council’s website CODEX and as Director of Doctoral Studies as well as Deputy Institutional Board member at the Department of Public Health & Caring Sciences. For the autumn 2017 he was a Matariki visiting scholar at Durham University. In February 2018, he was appointed Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for good research practice.
He can be followed at Research Gate and Google Scholar. He has over 100 publications listed, including 3 books, his H-index is 18 and his publications have collected over 1000 citations.
Stefan Eriksson's research interests are fraud in research (he recently served as expert in the Swedish public inquiry on how to investigate misconduct), autonomy and informed consent, the regulation of research, and publication ethics. In 2013 he published the first comprehensive monograph on publication ethics (“Publiceringsetik”, Studentlitteratur) together with his colleague Gert Helgesson.
Phone: +46 18 471 61 98
Research ethics revised: The new CIOMS guidelines and the World Medical Association Declaration of Helsinki in context
Part of Bioethics, p. 310-311, 2019.
Part of Learned Publishing, p. 106-112, 2019.
Low risk pragmatic trials do not always require participants' informed consent.
Part of BMJ. British Medical Journal, 2019.
Should the deceased be listed as authors?
Part of Journal of Medical Ethics, p. 1-8, 2019.
Representation of Ethnic Minorities in Swedish Clinical Cancer Trials: A Qualitative Study of Physicians' Experiences
Part of Harvard Public Health Review, p. 1 1-10 10, 2018.
Quality of online information about phase I clinical cancer trials in Sweden, Denmark and Norway
Part of European Journal of Cancer Care, 2018.
When Nursing Care and Clinical Trials Coincide: A Qualitative Study of the Views of Nordic Oncology and Hematology Nurses on Ethical Work Challenges
Part of Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, p. 475-485, 2018.
Public awareness and individual responsibility needed for judicious use of antibiotics: a qualitative study of public beliefs and perceptions
Part of BMC Public Health, 2018.
Revise the ICMJE Recommendations regarding authorship responsibility!
Part of Learned Publishing, p. 267-269, 2018.
Responsibility for scientific misconduct in collaborative papers
Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 423-430, 2018.
How to counter undeserving authorship
Part of Insights: the UKSG journal, p. 1 1-6 6, 2018.
Time to stop talking about ‘predatory journals’
Part of Learned Publishing, p. 181-183, 2018.
The false academy: Predatory publishing in science & bioethics
Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 163-170, 2017.
Hantering av oredlighet i forskning: Kan förväntningar på en ny modell uppfyllas?
Part of Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, p. 67-79, 2017.
What should we do about predatory publishing?
Part of European Science Editing, p. 80 80-82 82, 2017.
Uncritical and unbalanced coverage of synthetic biology in the Nordic press
Part of Public Understanding of Science, p. 235-250, 2017.
Autonomy is a Right, Not a Feat: How Theoretical Misconceptions have Muddled the Debate on Dynamic Consent to Biobank Research
Part of Bioethics, p. 471-478, 2016.
Synthetic Biology in the Press: Media Portrayal in Sweden and Italy
Part of Ambivalences of Creating Life. , p. 141-156, 2016.
Plagiarism in research
Part of Medicine, Health care and Philosophy, p. 91-101, 2015.
Ethical deliberations about involuntary treatment: interviews with Swedish psychiatrists
Part of BMC Medical Ethics, 2015.
- Research Ethics for Science & Technology (2 credits, postgraduate course)
- Mirko Ancillotti: Antibiotic resistance: Ethical and public health considerations
- Niklas Holmberg (Adjunct Supervisor), Faculty of Humanities, Psychology and Theology, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
- Joanna Forsberg: Ethical aspects of biobank research – Individual rights vs. the public good (PhD 2012)
- Linus Johnsson: Autonomy and trust in biobank research (PhD 2013)
- Frida Kuhlau: Dual use and responsible life science research – A bioethical approach (PhD 2013)
- Manne Sjöstrand, LIME, Karolinska Institutet: Autonomy and decision-making capacity: studies on the ethics of self-determination in healthcare (PhD 2014)
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Stefan Eriksson on the Ethics Blog
Where to publish and not to publish in bioethics – the 2018 list
Source: Stefan 2018-05-02
Where to publish and not to publish in bioethics – the 2017 list
Source: Stefan 2017-05-09
Where to publish and not to publish in bioethics
Source: Stefan 2016-04-19
Codex - Rules and guidelines for research
Research ethics training
Want to develop your ability to identify ethical aspects of your work? Our 4 credit online training for medicine and the life sciences starts 4 April 2016.
Science publications is important for scientific work and for scientific merit. In recent years the publication system has begun to change rapidly. Stefan Eriksson is looking at the consequences and how these changes should be dealth with.
Stefan Eriksson is looking at how regulation confirms to basic rational demands on a legitimate regulative system.
Mirko Ancillotti is looking at antibiotics resistance and the ethical aspects of using peptide-based antibiotics.
Biobank and registry ethics & law
For many years, researchers at CRB have provided constructive advise on how to deal with ethical and legal aspects of research using human tissue material and personal data. We have collaborated with biomedical scientists and published our findings in peer reviewed journals. As a summary of this research we have compiled a list of publications with abstracts. We have grouped them thematically to help you find the ones you might be interested in reading. Our publications deal with ethical frameworks and policy, regulatory aspects of biobank and registry research, informed consent, ethical review, integrity concerns, trust, genetic testing, indicental findings, commercialization, public and patient perceptions, rare diseases, children & biobanks & genetics, and biobank studies.
Publication, regulation and consent
We need to think about the inner workings of research as a practice, and the role that rules and guidelines play. According to Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics, the real problems for science are the small deviations: the things that happen every day in the grey area between misconduct and ignorance about what is and what is not allowed. Find out what he has to say about publications, regulations and consent.