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Letters Biobank research and consent

Authors’ reply to Sheehan

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 01 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6901
  1. Joanna Stjernschantz Forsberg, PhD student1,
  2. Mats G Hansson, professor1,
  3. Stefan Eriksson, senior lecturer1
  1. 1Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics, Uppsala University, S-751 22 Uppsala, Sweden
  1. joanna.forsberg{at}

Our research group has argued extensively for broad consent to future research.1 2 3 We agree with Sheehan that broad consent is informed consent and argue that implementing policies of broad, presumed, or no consent are all ways to further the good that can be achieved through biobank …

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