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Reidar K Lie

Professor, Philosophy
  • E-mailReidar.Lie@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 94 37+47 950 03 078
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    Sydnesplass 12-13
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    Postboks 7805
    5020 BERGEN

Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Adjunct Researcher, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda MD, USA

  • Lie, Reidar K; Dogan, Hanzade. 2010. Proceedings of an international workshop on Advanced Clinical Research Ethics. 200 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9865824-0-0.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Emanuel, Ezekiel J.; Grady, Christine; Wendler, David; Miller, Frank; Crouch, Robert. 2008. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Oxford University Press. 848 pages. ISBN: 0195168658.
  • Ter Meulen, R; Biller-Andorno, N; Lenk, C; Lie, Reidar K. 2005. Evidence-based practice in medicine and health care. Springer. 184 pages. ISBN: 3540222391.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers. 348 pages. ISBN: 90-429-1142-5.
  • Kasturiaratchi, Nimal; Lie, Reidar K; Seeberg, Jens. 1999. Health Ethics in Six SEAR countries.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1999. Ethical dilemmas and resource allocation. Two questionnaire studies.
Journal articles
  • Wang, Chunshui; Ng, Vincent; Lie, Reidar K. 2018. Should a Country Follow WHO’s Guidelines on the Pathway to Universal Health Coverage? A Case Illustration with the Chinese Healthcare System. Asian Bioethics Review. 10: 171-187. doi: 10.1007/s41649-018-0052-1
  • Zhang, Di; Lie, Reidar K. 2018. Ethical issues in human germline gene editing: a perspective from China. Monash Bioethics Review. 36: 23-35. doi: 10.1007/s40592-018-0091-0
  • Lie, Reidar K; Chan, Francis K.L.; Grady, Christine; Ng, Vincent; Wendler, David. 2017. Comparative effectiveness research: what to do when experts disagree about risks. BMC Medical Ethics. 18:42: 1-9. doi: 10.1186/s12910-017-0202-0
  • Lie, Reidar K; Wendler, David. 2017. The Guinea phase III ebola vaccine trial: Lessons for research ethics review in public health emergencies. IRB: Ethics& Human Research. 39: 1-7.
  • Barugahare, John; Lie, Reidar K. 2016. Understanding the futility of countries' obligations for health rights: realizing justice for the global poor. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 16;15: 1-11. doi: 10.1186/s12914-016-0090-2
  • Kuhtz-Buschbeck, Johann-Peter; Lie, Reidar K; Schaefer, Jochen; Wilder, Nicolaus. 2016. Reassessing diagrams of cardiac mechanics. From Otto Frank to Ernest Starling to Hiroyuki Suga. Perspectives in biology and medicine. 59: 471-490.
  • Zhai, Xiaomei; Ng, Vincent; Lie, Reidar K. 2016. No ethical divide between China and the West in human embryo research. Developing World Bioethics. 16: 116-120. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12108
  • Zhang, Di; Wang, Zhaochen; Ng, Vincent; Lie, Reidar K; Zhai, Xiaomei. 2016. Eugenics and mandatory informed prenatal genetic testing: a unique perspective from China. Developing World Bioethics. 16: 107-115. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12088
  • Barugahare, John; Lie, Reidar K. 2015. Obligations of low income countries in ensuring equity in global health financing. BMC Medical Ethics. 16:59. doi: 10.1186/s12910-015-0055-3
  • Dissanayeke, Vajira; Sumathipala, Dulika S.; Kariyawasam, Udeshika G.A.C.; Jayamanne, N.M.M.; Nisansala, P.K.D.; Lie, Reidar K. 2015. A survey of scientist and policy makers’ attitudes toward research on stored human biological materials in Sri Lanka. Developing World Bioethics. 15: 226-232. doi: 10.1111/dewb.12065
  • Barugahare, John; Lie, Reidar K. 2014. Obligations of poor countries in ensuring global justice: The case of Uganda. Etikk i praksis. 8: 82-96.
  • Wang, Zhaochen; Zhang, Di; Ng, Vincent; Lie, Reidar K; Zhai, Xiaomei. 2014. Following the giant’s paces. Governance issues and Bioethics in China. BMC Medical Ethics. 15:79. 9 pages. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-79
  • Shah, Seema; Lie, Reidar Krummradt. 2013. Aiming at a moving target: research ethics in the context of evolving standards of care and prevention. Journal of Medical Ethics. 39: 699-702. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2012-100502
  • Lie, Reidar Krummradt. 2012. Review of Nie: Medical Ethics in China. Asian Bioethics Review. 4: 240-246.
  • Matsui, Kenji; Lie, Reidar Krummradt; Turin, Tanvir C.; Kita, Yoshikuni. 2012. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Short and Standard-Length Consent Forms for a Genetic Cohort Study: Is Longer Better? Journal of Epidemiology. 22: 308-316. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20110104
  • Lie, Reidar Krummradt; Miller, Frank. 2011. What counts as reliable evidence for public health policy: the case of circumcision for preventing HIV infection. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 11: 34. doi: 10.1186/1471-2288-11-34
  • Shah, Seema; Dawson, Liza; Dixon, Dennis; Lie, Reidar Krummradt. 2011. Should sponsors and DSMBs share interim results across trials? Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 58: 433-435. doi: 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318236eca3
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2010. The Fair Benefits Approach Revisited. The Hastings center report. July August. 3.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Millum, Joseph. 2010. Asian Bioethics - Breaking New Grounds. Asian Bioethics Review. 2: 1-2.
  • Zhang, Xinqing; Matsui, Kenji; Krohmal, Benjamin; Abou Zeid, Alea; Muthuswamy, Vasantha; Koo, Yong Mo; Kita, Yoshikuni; Lie, Reidar K. 2010. Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: An international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries. BMC Medical Ethics. 11. 7 pages. doi: 10.1186/1472-6939-11-16
  • Lescano, A. Roxana; Blazes, David L.; Montano, Silvia M.; Moran, Zoe; Naquira, Cesar; Ramirez, Edwin; Lie, Reidar K; Martin, Gregory J.; Lescano, Andres G.; Zunt, Joseph R. 2008. Research ethics training in Peru. A case study. PLOS ONE. 3.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2008. The Ancillary-Care Obligations of Medical Researchers Working in Developing Countries. PLoS Medicine. 5: e90. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050090
  • Lie, Reidar K; Sabik, Lindsay. 2008. Principles vs. procedures in making health care coverage decisions: Addressing inevitable conflicts. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 29: 73-85. doi: 10.1007/s11017-008-9062-4
  • Matsui, Kenji; Lie, Reidar K; Kita, Yoshikuni; Ueshima, Hirotsugu. 2008. Ethics of future disclosure of individual risk information in a genetic cohort study: A survey of donor preferences. Journal of Epidemiology. 18: 217-224. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE2007425
  • Sabik, Lindsay; Lie, Reidar K. 2008. Priority setting in health care: Lessons for the US from the experiences of six countries. International Journal for Equity in Health. 7. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-7-4
  • Dickert, N; DeRiemer, KL; Duffy, P; Garcia, L; Sina, B; Tindana, P; Lie, Reidar K. 2007. Ancillary care responsibilities in observational research: Two cases, two problems. The Lancet. 369: 874-877. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(07)60416-4
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2007. Ethics of placebo controlled trials and ethics of ancillary care. Rinsho Hyoka (Clinical Evaluation). 35: 283-310.
  • Matsui, Kenji; Lie, Reidar K. 2007. Privacy shakes Japan’s statistics on health and welfare. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 17: 41-48.
  • Matsui, Kenji; Lie, Reidar K; Kita, Yoshikuni. 2007. Two methods of obtaining informed consent in a genetic epidemiological study: Effect on understanding. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2: 39-48. doi: 10.1525/JERHRE.2007.2.3.39
  • Lie, Reidar K; Grady, Christine; Emanuel, Ezekiel J. 2006. Circumcision and HIV prevention research. An ethical analysis. The Lancet. 368: 522-525.
  • Novotny, Thomas E.; Mordini, Emilio; Chadwick, Ruth; Pedersen, J. Martin; Fabbri, Fabrizio; Lie, Reidar K; Thanachaiboot, Natapong; Mossialos, E; Mossialos, Elias; Permanand, Govin. 2006. Bioethical implications of globalization: An international consortium project of the European commission. PLoS Medicine. 3: 173-176. doi: 0.1371/journal.pmed.0030043
  • Astor, A; Akhtar, T; Matallana, MA; Muthuswamy, V; Olawu, FA; Tallo, V; Lie, Reidar K. 2005. Physician migration: Views from professionals in Columbia, Nigeria, India, and the Philippines. Social Science and Medicine. 61: 2492-2500.
  • Solli, H.; Da Silva, AB; Lie, Reidar K; Bruusgaard, D. 2005. Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og materielle kriterier for rettferdig fordeling av uforepensjonssaker. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 125: 3293-3296.
  • Solli, Hans Magnus; Barbosa da Silva, António; Lie, Reidar Krummradt; Bruusgaard, Dag. 2005. Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og rettferdig fordeling av uførepensjon. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 125: 3293-3296.
  • Belsky, L; Lie, Reidar K; Mattoo, A; Emanuel, E; Srenivasan, G. 2004. The General Agreement on Trade in Services: Implications for policy makers. Health Affairs. 23: 137-145.
  • Conference, Participants; Lie, Reidar K. 2004. Moral standards for research in developing countries. From "Reasonable Availability" to "Fair Benefits". The Hastings center report. 3. 17-24.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2004. Setting limits fairly: Can we learn to share medical resources? Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law. 28: 1125-1128.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2004. Research ethics and evidence based medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics. 30: 122-125.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2004. Health, human rights and mobilization of resources for health. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 4.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Emanuel, E; Grady, C; Wendler, D. 2004. The standard of care debate: the Declaration of Helsinki versus the international consensus opinion. Journal of Medical Ethics. 30: 190-193.
  • Miller, F; Lie, Reidar K. 2004. Letter to the editor: Unethical sham intervention. Pain. 112: 411-411.
  • Wendler, D; Emanuel, EJ; Lie, Reidar K. 2004. The standard of care debate: Can research in developing countries be both ethical and responsive to those countries' health needs? American Journal of Public Health. 94: 923-928.
  • Wendler, David; Emanuel, Ezekiel J.; Lie, Reidar K. 2004. The standard of care debate: Conceptual clarifications - Wendler et al. respond. American Journal of Public Health. 94: 2048-2049.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2001. Intellectural property rights and confidentiality. Acta Tropica. 28: 54-61.
  • Fonseca, Olandim Quieroz da; Lie, Reidar K. 1999. Comprehension of the informed consent form and general knowledge of vaccines among potential participants for an HIV vaccine trial in Brazil. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Medicine. 13: 253-260.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1999. Ethical issues in international collaboration in vaccine trials. Archives of clinical bioethics. 2: 15-18.
  • Jayasinghe, K. Saroj; Silva, Damani D.; Mendis, Nalaka; Lie, Reidar K. 1998. Ethics of resource allocation in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka. Social Science and Medicine. 47: 1171-1180.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1998. Ethics of placebo controlled trials in developing countries. Bioethics. 12: 307-311.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1997. The ethics of the physician-patient relationship. Ethical Perspectives. 4: 263-270.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1997. Medisinsk etikk, Foucault og homoseksualitet. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet. 3: 41-49.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Fonseca, O.Q. 1995. Informed consent to preventive AIDS vaccine trials in Brazil: a pilot study. AIDS & Public Policy Journal. 22-26.
Reports and theses
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1997. Annotated bibliography on equity and health policy. ETHICA working paper. 1. 31 pages.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1997. Ethical issues in clinical trial collaborations with developing countries. UNAIDS, Geneva. 32 pages.
  • Angvik, Birger; Lie, Reidar K; Halvorsen, Rune Sander; Brantsæter, Marianne C. 1995. '...Og den leiken den ville han sjå.' Dei litterære perversjonane og normalisering av teksta. Homoseksualiteter på norsk. Rapport fra en forskningskonferan s. Nettverk for forskning om homoseksualitet c/o Turid Eikvam,Ui O. 44 pages.
Book sections
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2007. Standard of care owed to participants in trials: Different standards in different countries? 98, pages 729-734. In:
    • Ashcroft, R; Dawson, A.; Draper, H; McMillan, J. 2007. Principles of Health Care Ethics. John Wiley & Sons. 864 pages. ISBN: 0470027134.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2007. Post-genom forskning. Et prioriteringsproblem. kap, pages 241-251. In:
    • Görman, U. 2007. Att forma vår fremtid. Nordic Academic Press. 287 pages. ISBN: 978-91-89116-90-0.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2005. Research ethics and evidence based medicine. kapittel, pages 97-104. In:
    • Ter-Meulen, R; Biller-Andorno, N; Lenk, C; Lie, R. 2005. Evidence-Based Practice in Medicine & Health Care. Springer. 200 pages. ISBN: 3540222391.
  • Permanand, G; Lie, Reidar K. 2005. Globalization, liberalization of trade and health. Kapittel, pages 55-64. In:
    • Mordini, E. 2005. Bioethical implications of globalization. 98 pages. ISBN: 88-7141-702-X.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2002. The HIV Perinatal Transmission Studies and the Debate about the Revision of the Helsinki Declaration. Kapittel 4, pages 189-206. In:
    • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers. 348 pages. ISBN: 90-429-1142-5.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2002. Randomised Clinical Trials. Kapittel 3, pages 171-188. In:
    • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers. 348 pages. ISBN: 90-429-1142-5.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 2002. The Ethics of the Physician-Patient Relationship. The Anglo-American Approach in the European Context. kapittel 1, pages 7-26. In:
    • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers. 348 pages. ISBN: 90-429-1142-5.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Introduction. Forord, pages XVII. In:
    • Lie, Reidar K; Schotsmans, P.T. 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers. 348 pages. ISBN: 90-429-1142-5.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1999. Etterord. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 1999. Oversettelse av Steven Shapins The scientfic revolution.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1997. Genetiske tester og kunnskap om risiko for sykdom. 39-43. In:
    • Ruud, Egil; Nilsson, Britta. 1997. Hver for seg små - sammen store. ISBN: 82-990652-3-2.
  • Lie, Reidar K. 1996. Forskningens innhold. Det medisinske fakultets historie. 318-389. In:
    • [Mangler etternavn], [Mangler fornavn]. 1996. Universitetet i Bergens historie, bind II. ISBN: 82-993786-2-1.
  • Lie, Reidar K; Hermeren, G.; Holm, S. 1995. Bioethics in Scandinavia, 1991 - 1993. 301-326. In:
    • Lustig, B.A.; Brody, B.A.; Engelhardt, H.T.; McCullough, L.B. 1995. Regional Developments in Bioethics, 1991-1993.

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Reidar K. Lie has a medical degree from the University of Bergen and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He was the Director of the Center for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, before moving to the University of Bergen, where he is now professor of Philosophy. From 2002 he worked in the Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health, USA, where he was responsible for the Unit on Multinational Research. From August 1, 2011 he is the Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Bergen. He was adjunct professor of research ethics at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand until 2008, and is now visiting professor at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. Lie has co-edited several books, the most recent one on Clinical Research Ethics by Oxford University Press. He has published in the fields of basic cardiology, history and philosophy of medicine, decision theory, research ethics and ethics and health policy. His current research interests include ethical issues of international collaborative research and ethical issues in health sector reform in developing countries. He has been a consultant to WHO and UNAIDS on international research ethics, and has organized training workshops on ethical issues in research and health care in Latin America, Asia, Europe and Africa on behalf of WHO and NIH.

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