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Reidar Krummradt Lie

Professor, Philosophy
  • E-mailreidar.lie@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 94 37
  • Visitor Address
    Sydnesplassen 12-13
    5007 Bergen
  • 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
  • Show author(s) (2022). Trust in the Doctor–Patient Relationship in Chinese Public Hospitals: Evidence for Hope. Patient Preference and Adherence. 647-657.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The internet hospital as a telehealth model in China: Systematic search and content analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Issues and challenges associated with data-sharing in LMICs: perspectives of researchers in Thailand. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 528-536.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Allocating a COVID-19 vaccine: Balancing national and international responsibilities. Milbank Quarterly. 17 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Conducting human challenge studies in LMICs: A survey of researchers and ethics committee members in Thailand. PLOS ONE. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Ethical issues in human germline gene editing: a perspective from China. Monash Bioethics Review. 23-35.
  • Show author(s) (2017). The Guinea phase III ebola vaccine trial: Lessons for research ethics review in public health emergencies. IRB: Ethics& Human Research. 1-7.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Comparative effectiveness research: what to do when experts disagree about risks. BMC Medical Ethics. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Understanding the futility of countries' obligations for health rights: realizing justice for the global poor. BMC International Health and Human Rights. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Reassessing diagrams of cardiac mechanics. From Otto Frank to Ernest Starling to Hiroyuki Suga. Perspectives in biology and medicine. 471-490.
  • Show author(s) (2016). No ethical divide between China and the West in human embryo research. Developing World Bioethics. 116-120.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Eugenics and mandatory informed prenatal genetic testing: a unique perspective from China. Developing World Bioethics. 107-115.
  • Show author(s) (2015). A survey of scientist and policy makers’ attitudes toward research on stored human biological materials in Sri Lanka. Developing World Bioethics. 226-232.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Obligations of poor countries in ensuring global justice: The case of Uganda. Etikk i praksis. 82-96.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Following the giant’s paces. Governance issues and Bioethics in China. BMC Medical Ethics. 9 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Aiming at a moving target: research ethics in the context of evolving standards of care and prevention. Journal of Medical Ethics. 699-702.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2011). What counts as reliable evidence for public health policy: the case of circumcision for preventing HIV infection. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 34.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Should sponsors and DSMBs share interim results across trials? Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 433-435.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2008). The Ancillary-Care Obligations of Medical Researchers Working in Developing Countries. PLoS Medicine. e90.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Research ethics training in Peru. A case study. PLOS ONE.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Priority setting in health care: Lessons for the US from the experiences of six countries. International Journal for Equity in Health.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Principles vs. procedures in making health care coverage decisions: Addressing inevitable conflicts. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. 73-85.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Ethics of future disclosure of individual risk information in a genetic cohort study: A survey of donor preferences. Journal of Epidemiology. 217-224.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Privacy shakes Japan’s statistics on health and welfare. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 41-48.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Ethics of placebo controlled trials and ethics of ancillary care. Rinsho Hyoka (Clinical Evaluation). 283-310.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Circumcision and HIV prevention research. An ethical analysis. The Lancet. 522-525.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Bioethical implications of globalization: An international consortium project of the European commission. PLoS Medicine. 173-176.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Physician migration: Views from professionals in Columbia, Nigeria, India, and the Philippines. Social Science and Medicine. 2492-2500.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og rettferdig fordeling av uførepensjon. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3293-3296.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Biomedisinsk sykdomsmodell og materielle kriterier for rettferdig fordeling av uforepensjonssaker. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 3293-3296.
  • Show author(s) (2004). The standard of care debate: the Declaration of Helsinki versus the international consensus opinion. Journal of Medical Ethics. 190-193.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (2004). The General Agreement on Trade in Services: Implications for policy makers. Health Affairs. 137-145.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Setting limits fairly: Can we learn to share medical resources? Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law. 1125-1128.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Research ethics and evidence based medicine. Journal of Medical Ethics. 122-125.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Moral standards for research in developing countries. From "Reasonable Availability" to "Fair Benefits". The Hastings center report. 17-24.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Health, human rights and mobilization of resources for health. BMC International Health and Human Rights.
  • Show author(s) (2001). Intellectural property rights and confidentiality. Acta Tropica. 54-61.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Ethical issues in international collaboration in vaccine trials. Archives of clinical bioethics. 15-18.
  • Show author(s) (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.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Ethics of resource allocation in developing countries: the case of Sri Lanka. Social Science and Medicine. 1171-1180.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Ethics of placebo controlled trials in developing countries. Bioethics. 307-311.
  • Show author(s) (1997). The ethics of the physician-patient relationship. Ethical Perspectives. 263-270.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Medisinsk etikk, Foucault og homoseksualitet. Lambda Nordica: Tidskrift om homosexualitet. 41-49.
  • Show author(s) (1995). Informed consent to preventive AIDS vaccine trials in Brazil: a pilot study. AIDS & Public Policy Journal. 22-26.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Ethical issues in clinical trial collaborations with developing countries. .
  • Show author(s) (1997). Annotated bibliography on equity and health policy. 1. 1. .
  • Show author(s) (1995). '...Og den leiken den ville han sjå.' Dei litterære perversjonane og normalisering av teksta. .
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (1998). International justice and vaccines.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Informed consent and HIV vaccine trials.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Human rights, equity and health sector reform.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Health care ethics.
  • Show author(s) (1997). General introduction to medical ethics.
  • Show author(s) (1997). General introduction to medical ethics.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Equity and Health Policy.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Cross cultural medical ethics.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2001). The 2000 World Health Report.
  • Show author(s) (2001). Research ethics in developing countries.
  • Show author(s) (2001). Human rights, equity and health sector reform in Thailand: a key concept for effective health policies.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Intellectual property rights.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Ethical issues in international research.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Ethical dilemmas in clinical work: A research base for a teaching module for South and South East Asia.
  • Show author(s) (1998). Consensus conferences as political instruments.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Ethical issues in the physician patient relationship.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Asian Bioethics - Breaking New Grounds. Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). 1-2.
Reader opinion piece
  • Show author(s) (2007). Ancillary care responsibilities in observational research: Two cases, two problems. The Lancet. 874-877.
  • Show author(s) (2004). The standard of care debate: Conceptual clarifications - Wendler et al. respond. American Journal of Public Health. 2048-2049.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Letter to the editor: Unethical sham intervention. Pain. 411-411.
Book review
  • Show author(s) (2012). Review of Nie: Medical Ethics in China. Asian Bioethics Review (ABR). 240-246.
Academic anthology/Conference proceedings
  • Show author(s) (2010). Proceedings of an international workshop on Advanced Clinical Research Ethics. University of Istanbul.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Evidence-based practice in medicine and health care. Springer.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Healthy thoughts. European Perspectives on Health Care Ethics. Peeters Publishers.
Academic monograph
  • Show author(s) (1999). Health Ethics in Six SEAR countries.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Ethical dilemmas and resource allocation. Two questionnaire studies.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (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
  • Show author(s) (2010). The Fair Benefits Approach Revisited. The Hastings center report. 3.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2018). The Cosmopolitan Rights of Foreigners. A Phenomenological Defense of Cosmopolitan Law.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Can Resource-Poor Countries Bear any Obligations for Global Distributive Justice? A Reflection on the Distribution of Global health Opportunities.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Justice and the Basic Medical Insurance System in China.
  • Show author(s) (2012). South Africa's Duty to Support Health Research for the Global Poor.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2007). Standard of care owed to participants in trials: Different standards in different countries? 6 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Post-genom forskning. Et prioriteringsproblem. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Research ethics and evidence based medicine. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Globalization, liberalization of trade and health. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2002). The HIV Perinatal Transmission Studies and the Debate about the Revision of the Helsinki Declaration. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2002). The Ethics of the Physician-Patient Relationship. The Anglo-American Approach in the European Context. 20 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Randomised Clinical Trials. 18 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2002). Introduction. 1 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1999). Etterord.
  • Show author(s) (1997). Genetiske tester og kunnskap om risiko for sykdom. 5 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1996). Forskningens innhold. Det medisinske fakultets historie. 72 pages.
  • Show author(s) (1995). Bioethics in Scandinavia, 1991 - 1993. 26 pages.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2015). Obligations of low income countries in ensuring equity in global health financing. BMC Medical Ethics.

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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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