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Challenges in biobank governance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, September 2013
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Title
Challenges in biobank governance in Sub-Saharan Africa
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, September 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-14-35
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ciara Staunton, Keymanthri Moodley

Abstract

Biological sample and data transfer within and out of Africa is steeped in controversy With the H3Africa project now aiming to establish biobanks in Africa, it is essential that there are ethical and legal governance structures in place to oversee the operation of these biobanks. Such governance is essential to ensuring that donors are protected, that cultural perspectives are respected and that researchers have a ready availability of ethically sourced biological samples.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Ethiopia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 123 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 13%
Researcher 16 12%
Professor 10 8%
Lecturer 9 7%
Other 30 23%
Unknown 18 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 29%
Social Sciences 16 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 10 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 5%
Other 28 22%
Unknown 21 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2019.
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#7,451,355
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Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#433
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#63,346
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
#1
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