Santa Slokenberga received her LLD in medical law in November 2016. Her research focuses on the coexistence of the EU and Council of Europe in regulating health-related direct-to-consumer genetic testing. In addition, she has been teaching in the fields of EU law and medical law and since 2011, she is lecturing in several medical law related subjects at Riga Stradins University (Latvia) for both undergraduate and graduate students, including supervision. Since 2014, Santa Slokenberga teaches the summer school course “Comparative human rights in healthcare” at Yale University. Prior to starting her doctoral studies, Santa Slokenberga worked as a legal advisor for Deloitte Latvia.
Biobanks and registries in research
We aim for a biobank and registry management that satisfies ethical and legal demands from the research community, the public and the individual.
B3Africa will harmonise ethical and legal frameworks between European and African partner institution and provide an informatics solution for data management, processing and sharing that works with limited Internet access.
Technology, ethics and human rights
Genomics, Enhancement, AI & Robotics
The SIENNA project will address ethical issues in three new and emerging areas with major socio-economic impact.
Recently in the media
- Transferring biobank research data between the EU and African countries
BBMRI-ERIC Newsflash & web, 2018-09-18
- Överföring av personinformation mellan EU och länder i Afrika
EU data transfer rules and African legal realities: is data exchange for biobank research realistic?
Part of International Data Privacy Law, p. 30-48, 2019.
The GDPR and the research exemption: considerations on the necessary safeguards for research biobanks
Part of European Journal of Human Genetics, p. 1159-1167, 2019.
THE RIGHT TO SCIENCE AND HUMAN GERMLINE EDITING. Sweden, its external commitments and the ambiguous national responses under the Genetic Integrity Act
Part of Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, p. 199-222, 2019.
Biobanking between the EU and Third Countries - Can Data Sharing Be Facilitated via Soft Regulatory Tools?
Part of European Journal of Health Law, p. 517-536, 2018.
Book review - T.K. Hervey, C.A. Young and L.E. Bishop (eds.) Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017), ISBN 978-1785364716, 592 pp.
Part of European Journal of Health Law, p. 355-360, 2018.
Legislation of direct-to-consumer genetic testing in Europe:: a fragmented regulatory landscape
Part of Journal of Community Genetics, p. 117-132, 2018.
Protecting the Rights of Children with Intersex Conditions from Nonconsensual Gender-Conforming Medical Interventions: The View from Europe
Part of Medical Law Review, 2018.
Country report: an overview of animal protection in Latvia
Part of Scritti su etica e legislazione medica e veterinaria, p. 149-158, 2017.
Legal and ethical governance of intercontinental biobanking: Some experiences from a H2020 project
Part of Förvaltningsrättslig Tidskrift, p. 169-192, 2017.
The Rights of Children in Biomedicine: Challenges posed by scientific advances and uncertainties