Blurring Boundaries between Research and Care in Biobanking: Exploring Tensions in Governance
Conference Recording Mar 01, 2013
About the Speaker
Conor has a PhD in the sociology of science and technology from the University of York (UK), an MSc in science and technology studies from the University of Amsterdam, and a double BA in sociology and political science from the University of Victoria, in his home country of Canada. His interests are located broadly within the interactions and co-production between biomedical sciences and society (and ‘users’ in particular).
Biobanks are confronted with multiple, diverging and changing norms related to research versus medicine. These entail different models of donor recruitment, and the conflation of research infrastructures as public versus private goods. We review the implications of these tensions for achieving 'interoperable' biobank governance.