Stefan Eriksson

Stefan Eriksson

Associate Professor & Senior Lecturer in Research Ethics

Stefan Eriksson is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in research ethics, and serves as the Director of the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. He has after review been appointed an Excellent Teacher by Uppsala University. He also serves as Director of Doctoral Studies at the Department of Public Health & Caring Sciences. 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 20 and his publications have collected over 1300 citations. The article 'Plagiarism in research' has over 40 000 reads on Research Gate. 

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


PhD supervision

  • 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)

Recently in the media

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.

Download our biobank and registry report

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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.

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Stefan Eriksson, Associate Professor of Research Ethics