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Reidar K Lie

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

Adjunct Professor, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

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

Academic article
  • 2020. Issues and challenges associated with data-sharing in LMICs: perspectives of researchers in Thailand. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 528-536.
  • 2019. Conducting human challenge studies in LMICs: A survey of researchers and ethics committee members in Thailand. PLOS ONE. 1-11.
  • 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 (ABR). 171-187.
  • 2018. Ethical issues in human germline gene editing: a perspective from China. Monash Bioethics Review. 23-35.
  • 2017. The Guinea phase III ebola vaccine trial: Lessons for research ethics review in public health emergencies. IRB: Ethics& Human Research. 1-7.
  • 2017. Comparative effectiveness research: what to do when experts disagree about risks. BMC Medical Ethics. 1-9.
  • 2016. Understanding the futility of countries' obligations for health rights: realizing justice for the global poor. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 1-11.
  • 2016. Reassessing diagrams of cardiac mechanics. From Otto Frank to Ernest Starling to Hiroyuki Suga. Perspectives in biology and medicine. 471-490.
  • 2016. No ethical divide between China and the West in human embryo research. Developing World Bioethics. 116-120.
  • 2016. Eugenics and mandatory informed prenatal genetic testing: a unique perspective from China. Developing World Bioethics. 107-115.
  • 2015. A survey of scientist and policy makers’ attitudes toward research on stored human biological materials in Sri Lanka. Developing World Bioethics. 226-232.
  • 2014. Obligations of poor countries in ensuring global justice: The case of Uganda. Etikk i praksis. 82-96.
  • 2014. Following the giant’s paces. Governance issues and Bioethics in China. BMC Medical Ethics. 9 pages.
  • 2013. Aiming at a moving target: research ethics in the context of evolving standards of care and prevention. Journal of Medical Ethics. 699-702.
  • 2012. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Short and Standard-Length Consent Forms for a Genetic Cohort Study: Is Longer Better? Journal of Epidemiology. 308-316.
  • 2011. What counts as reliable evidence for public health policy: the case of circumcision for preventing HIV infection. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 34.
  • 2011. Should sponsors and DSMBs share interim results across trials? Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 433-435.
  • 2010. Attitudes towards transfers of human tissue samples across borders: An international survey of researchers and policy makers in five countries. BMC Medical Ethics. 7 pages.
  • 2008. The Ancillary-Care Obligations of Medical Researchers Working in Developing Countries. PLoS Medicine. e90.
  • 2008. Research ethics training in Peru. A case study. PLOS ONE.
  • 2008. Priority setting in health care: Lessons for the US from the experiences of six countries. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • 2008. Principles vs. procedures in making health care coverage decisions: Addressing inevitable conflicts. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 73-85.
  • 2008. Ethics of future disclosure of individual risk information in a genetic cohort study: A survey of donor preferences. Journal of Epidemiology. 217-224.
  • 2007. Two methods of obtaining informed consent in a genetic epidemiological study: Effect on understanding. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 39-48.
  • 2007. Privacy shakes Japan’s statistics on health and welfare. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 41-48.
  • 2007. Ethics of placebo controlled trials and ethics of ancillary care. Rinsho Hyoka (Clinical Evaluation). 283-310.
  • 2006. Circumcision and HIV prevention research. An ethical analysis. The Lancet. 522-525.
  • 2006. Bioethical implications of globalization: An international consortium project of the European commission. PLoS Medicine. 173-176.
  • 2005. Physician migration: Views from professionals in Columbia, Nigeria, India, and the Philippines. Social Science and Medicine. 2492-2500.
  • 2005. Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og rettferdig fordeling av uførepensjon. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3293-3296.
  • 2005. Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og materielle kriterier for rettferdig fordeling av uforepensjonssaker. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3293-3296.
  • 2004. The standard of care debate: the Declaration of Helsinki versus the international consensus opinion. Journal of Medical Ethics. 190-193.
  • 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. 923-928.
  • 2004. The General Agreement on Trade in Services: Implications for policy makers. Health Affairs. 137-145.
  • 2004. Setting limits fairly: Can we learn to share medical resources? Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law. 1125-1128.
  • 2004. Research ethics and evidence based medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics. 122-125.
  • 2004. Moral standards for research in developing countries. From "Reasonable Availability" to "Fair Benefits". The Hastings center report. 17-24.
  • 2004. Health, human rights and mobilization of resources for health. BMC International Health and Human Rights.
  • 2001. Intellectural property rights and confidentiality. Acta Tropica. 54-61.
  • 1999. Ethical issues in international collaboration in vaccine trials. Archives of clinical bioethics. 15-18.
  • 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. 253-260.
  • 1998. Ethics of resource allocation in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka. Social Science and Medicine. 1171-1180.
  • 1998. Ethics of placebo controlled trials in developing countries. Bioethics. 307-311.
  • 1997. The ethics of the physician-patient relationship. Ethical Perspectives. 263-270.
  • 1997. Medisinsk etikk, Foucault og homoseksualitet. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet. 41-49.
  • 1995. Informed consent to preventive AIDS vaccine trials in Brazil: a pilot study. AIDS & Public Policy Journal. 22-26.
  • 1997. Ethical issues in clinical trial collaborations with developing countries. .
  • 1997. Annotated bibliography on equity and health policy. 1. 1. .
  • 1995. '...Og den leiken den ville han sjå.' Dei litterære perversjonane og normalisering av teksta. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • 1998. International justice and vaccines.
  • 1998. Informed consent and HIV vaccine trials.
  • 1998. Human rights, equity and health sector reform.
  • 1997. Health care ethics.
  • 1997. General introduction to medical ethics.
  • 1997. General introduction to medical ethics.
  • 1997. Equity and Health Policy.
  • 1997. Cross cultural medical ethics.
Academic lecture
  • 2001. The 2000 World Health Report.
  • 2001. Research ethics in developing countries.
  • 2001. Human rights, equity and health sector reform in Thailand: a key concept for effective health policies.
  • 1999. Intellectual property rights.
  • 1999. Ethical issues in international research.
  • 1998. Ethical dilemmas in clinical work: A research base for a teaching module for South and South East Asia.
  • 1998. Consensus conferences as political instruments.
  • 1997. Ethical issues in the physician patient relationship.
  • 2010. Asian Bioethics - Breaking New Grounds. Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). 1-2.
Reader opinion piece
  • 2007. Ancillary care responsibilities in observational research: Two cases, two problems. The Lancet. 874-877.
  • 2004. The standard of care debate: Conceptual clarifications - Wendler et al. respond. American Journal of Public Health. 2048-2049.
  • 2004. Letter to the editor: Unethical sham intervention. Pain. 411-411.
Book review
  • 2012. Review of Nie: Medical Ethics in China. Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). 240-246.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • 2010. Proceedings of an international workshop on Advanced Clinical Research Ethics. University of Istanbul.
  • 2008. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  • 2005. Evidence-based practice in medicine and health care. Springer.
  • 2002. Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers.
Academic monograph
  • 1999. Health Ethics in Six SEAR countries.
  • 1999. Ethical dilemmas and resource allocation. Two questionnaire studies.
Masters thesis
  • 2013. The Badness of Death at Early Age - A philosophical inquiry into the Deprivation Account and the Time-Relative Interest Account on The Badness of Death.
Letter to the editor
  • 2010. The Fair Benefits Approach Revisited. The Hastings center report. 3.
Doctoral dissertation
  • 2018. The Cosmopolitan Rights of Foreigners. A Phenomenological Defense of Cosmopolitan Law.
  • 2016. Can Resource-Poor Countries Bear any Obligations for Global Distributive Justice? A Reflection on the Distribution of Global health Opportunities.
  • 2014. Justice and the Basic Medical Insurance System in China.
  • 2012. South Africa's Duty to Support Health Research for the Global Poor.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • 2007. Standard of care owed to participants in trials: Different standards in different countries? 6 pages.
  • 2007. Post-genom forskning. Et prioriteringsproblem. 11 pages.
  • 2005. Research ethics and evidence based medicine. 8 pages.
  • 2005. Globalization, liberalization of trade and health. 10 pages.
  • 2002. The HIV Perinatal Transmission Studies and the Debate about the Revision of the Helsinki Declaration. 18 pages.
  • 2002. The Ethics of the Physician-Patient Relationship. The Anglo-American Approach in the European Context. 20 pages.
  • 2002. Randomised Clinical Trials. 18 pages.
  • 2002. Introduction. 1 pages.
  • 1999. Etterord.
  • 1997. Genetiske tester og kunnskap om risiko for sykdom. 5 pages.
  • 1996. Forskningens innhold. Det medisinske fakultets historie. 72 pages.
  • 1995. Bioethics in Scandinavia, 1991 - 1993. 26 pages.
Academic literature review
  • 2015. Obligations of low income countries in ensuring equity in global health financing.

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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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