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Don Chalmers

Distinguished Professor - Associate Dean International

Room 218, Faculty of Law Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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Don.Chalmers@utas.edu.au

We have crossed the threshold into the Genome Era. The promises of human genetic research are now being translated into 'personalised medicine'. Treatments are now matched to groups of individuals based on their DNA.

"Professor Chalmers talks about the extensive research into ethical, legal, and social implications of the genetics revolution, on a world wide scale."

Don Chalmers - October 2010

Navigating the ethical, legal and social issues of the Genome Era

The promises of personalised treatments for disease are significant. But the science is moving at faster speeds than predicted.

'We can't afford for the law and ethics to limp behind the science,' said Distinguished Professor Don Chalmers.

Genetic discovery brings with it ethical, legal and social concerns.

'There are challenges in governance of the research; managing conflicts of interest in the face of increasing commercialisation; big data linkage and exchange; and privacy across national borders in an increasingly globalised research environment.'

These are the challenges that Professor Chalmers and his colleagues in the Centre for Law and Genetics (CLG) are determined to solve.

The CLG has a seat on many international bodies considering these questions, and is at the forefront of international research in the area. It is part of the international bioethics research network, making contributions that will benefit the international community.

The international nature of the work being done at the University of Tasmania is one of the things that excites and inspires Professor Chalmers.

Protection of human genetic information
The privacy concerns surrounding genetic diagnoses and data became a national concern after the publication of the first draft of the human genome.

The University of Tasmania's CLG worked with the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC). The CGL was consulted on the detailed recommendations in the ALRC report: Essentially Yours: The Protection of Human Genetic Information in Australia. This report set a course for ethically navigating genomic research in Australia, and balancing private and public interests. The then director of the USA National Human Genome Research Institute described the report as 'a truly phenomenal job placing Australia ahead of what the rest of the world is doing'.

A defining feature of the Genome Era has been large-scale international collaborative research efforts, like the Human Genome Project itself.

With the incidence of many cancers increasing, Australia joined as a partner in the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC). The consortium aims to assemble a library of cancer genomes for international cancer research.

'Genetic science is moving ahead in leaps and bounds. It aims to find answers and pathways to cures locked inside our DNA for the world's most devastating diseases,' said Professor Chalmers.

Biobanks
The Genome Era has also seen the emergence of 'biobank' repositories of human tissue and data. These are now essential tools for biomedical genetic research.

'Biobanks pose new ethical, legal and social challenges. Challenges relate to their establishment, governance, data privacy, management and access. They also relate to consent processes for future, as yet unspecified, research purposes,' said Professor Chalmers.

The CLG is currently involved in ongoing research and discussions about the establishment of a Tasmanian biobank. The biobank will include tissue samples and a linked database.

Big data is a global challenge. World leaders are trying to predict the problems of the 'era of big data' and find solutions in advance.

'Modern whole-genome sequencing is generating phenomenal amounts of data. It needs to be stored, accessed and exchanged, including sensitive details about individuals,' said Professor Chalmers.

'We have to do this ethically to protect individual privacy and secure public trust, particularly where genetic profiles are stored in open-source computing systems.'

Clinical treatments
The ethical, legal and social questions around genomic research extend to the translation of the scientific discoveries into treatments.

'Pharmaceutical companies play a vital role in the development of commercial treatments. In order for them to develop a treatment, they need access to genetic profiles. How then do we regulate the 'marketing', pricing and patenting of genetic information?'

Personalised medicine in the Genome Era raises profound equity questions.

'How can we ensure that treatments are affordable for all within our healthcare system? Genomics has the potential to benefit only privileged developed nations. This would exacerbate inequities in medical care between the developed and developing countries,' said Professor Chalmers.

Donald Chalmers is Distinguished Professor at the University of Tasmania and in the Centre for Law and Genetics. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

In 2010, he received the NHMRC Ethics Award, the Distinguished Service Medal, University of Tasmania and the Australian Red Cross Distinguished Service Award.

His major research interests focus on medical research ethics and the regulatory aspects of human genetics. He has been chief investigator on Australian Research Council discovery grants, with colleagues on the legal, ethical and governance implications of genetics, particularly commercialisation, biobanking and personalised medicine and on an NHMRC program grant on cancer genetics, He has published in health law and genetics, research ethics and law reform criminal law, legal studies trusts, authored a number of government and Law Reform Commissioner reports and made regular submissions to government enquiries.   Throughout his career, he has been involved in teaching, administration and served on many State, national and international committees.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeTitle of ThesisUniversityCountryAwarded
LLM.Full Circle: Custom to Custom, A History of the Courts of Papua New GuineaUniversity of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea1978
LLB. University College, LondonUnited Kingdom 1972
  Legal Training Institute of Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinea1977
  Barrister an Solicitor of the National Supreme courts of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea 1977

Languages (other than English)

French and beginner Japanese

Biography

Before joining the University of Tasmania, Don Chalmers had a short period as a law clerk with the firm Cranswick, Crawford and Owen, Solicitors, Leeds, England: Law Clerk before joining the University of Papua New Guinea, Faculty of Law as a Senior Tutor then lecturer from 1973 to 78. He joined the University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law as a Lecturer in 1978 with promotion to Senior Lecturer in 1982, Reader in 1987 and Professor in 1989. He was appointed Distinguished Professor in 2009.

He has served on many State, national and international committees with a focus on medical research and ethics. In Tasmania, he was Chair, Tasmania Enquiry into Artificial Conception & Related Matters, 1984-85 Member of the Law Reform Commission 1982-87 and Law Reform Commissioner for Tasmania, 1991-1997

Nationally, he is a member of the Board of the National Centre for Indigenous Genomics. He was Chair of the NHMRC Australian Health Ethics Committee 1994 – 2000 during which time he worked with the ARC and learned academies to publish the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research involving Humans. He has also been Deputy Chair NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee 2002-12 and a member of the NHMRC Human Genetics Advisory Committee 2006-09. He was Chair of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee 2002-2012, a member of the Advisory Council, Organ and Tissue Authority 2008-12, the Board of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Council, 2008-11, the Board of the Australian Institute of Family Studies, 1998-2006 and of the Commonwealth Biotechnology Advisory Council, 1999-2002. He was Chair of the Australian Red Cross Ethics Committee 2000 -2010; consultant to the ALRC Report on the genetic privacy 2001-2003 and Chair of the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics from 2002-2005.

Internationally, he chairs the Data Access Committee of the International Cancer Genome Consortium and is a member of the Human Genome Organisation Ethics Committee and the Global Alliance for Genomic Health. He was a member of the International Scientific Review Panels of Genome Canada from 2004 to 2009. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Memberships

Professional practice

  • FAAHMS Fellow of the Australian academy of Health and medical Science 2015
  • FAAL, Foundation Fellow of Australian Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Tasmania

Other

  • Member, International Bioethics Association
  • Member, Hastings Center USA
  • Member, Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law
  • Member, Medico-Legal Society of Tasmania
  • Member University of Tasmania Planning and Resources Committee, 2000-2009 Member Senior Management Team, 2000-2009

Administrative expertise

Don has been involved continuously in the Faculty as Dean and Head of the School of Law and also of the School of Commerce and Law from 1987 to 2009. He also served on University Council, Senate and many administrative committees as well as the TUU Board (1989-2002) and the University Staff Association.

Teaching

Don has taught core subjects (Introduction to Law, Contracts, Trusts) and electives (Law and Ethics of Health care and Biotechnology Law) in the Faculty of Law continuously since appointment as well as delivering lectures in other faculties of Medicine, Engineering and Business. He has supervised over 30 postgraduate students.

Teaching expertise

LAW251 Contract Law

LAW618 Biotechnology Law

CAM101 Foundations of Medicine

Research Appointments

  • Deputy Chair of the NHMRC Embryo Research Licensing Committee 2003 – 2012
  • Member, NHMRC National Biobanking Strategy Committee, 2011- 2012
  • Member of the NHMRC Human Genetics Advisory Committee 2006 -2009
  • Chair, Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee, Gene Technology Act 2002 (Cth) 2002- 2012
  • Member, NHMRC National Biobanking Strategy Committee, 2011- 2012
  • Member Advisory Council, Organ and Tissue Authority 2008-2012
  • Member of the Board of the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Council, 2008- 2011
  • Member, Health Sector Advisory Council, CSIRO, 2002-2009

Research Invitations

Bioethics Governance- New Developments, Doshisha University, Kyoto 24 March 2014

The ELSI.2 Initiative Osaka University Nakanoshima Center 6 February 2013

The promise of Personalised Medicine – Hope or Hype ? James Isbister Lecture ARCBS

Brisbane, 13 June 2013

The promise of Personalised Medicine – Hope or Hype ? Kester Brown Lecture, ANZ College Anaesthetists, 29 September 2012

National Framework for the Development of Ethical Principles in Gene Technology-Review, National Institutional Biosafety Committee Forum, Canberra 8 June 2011

 'Research governance and research ethics committees in an increasingly globalised research environment' Annual Congress Japanese Association for Bioethics Waseda University Tokyo: 15 October 2011

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Awards

Fellow, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Research, 2015

Foundation Fellow Australian Academy of Law, 2007

NHMRC Ethics Award 2010

Distinguished Service Medal, University of Tasmania, 2010

Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania, 2009

Adjunct Professor of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007

Fellow, Science Research Council, Taiwan 2006

Research Fields

  • Law (180199)
  • Law and Legal Studies (189999)
  • Constitutional Law (180108)

Research Impact

  • Justice and the Law (940499)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)

Publications

Don has his research on Genomics, Ethics and Biobanking published frequently in high quality journals in the Law, Medicine and Science disciplines. Recently Don had a co-authored article published in Nature Biotechnology  'The International Cancer Genome Consortium's evolving data-protection policies'. Nature Biotechnology has a current impact factor of 39.0. Don has also made many submissions to public enquires on non-Consensual genetic testing, human biobanks guidelines, gene technology and genetic privacy, gene patenting and the Australian code for responsible conduct of research.

Total publications

174

Highlighted publications

(5 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2004Journal ArticleChalmers DRC, 'Research involving humans: A time for change?', The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 32, (4) pp. 583-595. ISSN 1073-1105 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2004.tb01964.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2002Journal ArticleChalmers DRC, 'Professional Self-regulation and Guidelines in Assisted Reproduction', Journal of Law and Medicine, 9, (4) pp. 414-428. ISSN 1320-159X (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7

2001BookChalmers DRC, Weisbrot D, Injia S, Andrew W, Nicol D, 'Criminal Law and Practice of Papua New Guinea', Lawbook Company, Sydney, pp. 700. ISBN 0-455-21802-1 (2001) [Revision/New Edition]

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1999Chapter in BookChalmers DRC, 'The Challenge of Human Genetics', Controversies in Health Law, Federation Press, Ian Freckelton & Kerry Peterson (ed), Melbourne, pp. 202-240. ISBN 2-86847-331-3 (1999) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Chapter in BookChalmers DRC, 'Medical Law in Australia - General Introduction', International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Kluwer Law International (ed), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 13-35. ISBN 90K-331-0063 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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Journal Article

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YearCitationAltmetrics
2016Chalmers D, Nicol D, Kaye J, Bell J, Campbell AV, et al., 'Has the biobank bubble burst? Withstanding the challenges for sustainable biobanking in the digital era', BMC Medical Ethics, 17, (39) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1472-6939 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12910-016-0124-2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nicol D; Otlowski M; Whitton T

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2016Joly J, So D, Osien G, Crimi L, Bobrow M, et al., 'A decision tool to guide the ethics review of a challenging breed of emerging genomic projects', European Journal of Human Genetics ISSN 1476-5438 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ejhg.2015.279 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Joly Y, de Vries-Seguin E, Chalmers D, Ouellette BFF, Yamada J, et al., 'Analysis of five years of controlled access and data sharing compliance at the International Cancer Genome Consortium', Nature Genetics, 48, (3) pp. 224-225. ISSN 1546-1718 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ng.3499 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Chalmers DRC, Burgess M, Edwards K, Kaye J, Meslin E, et al., 'Marking Shifts in Human Research Ethics in the Development of Biobanking', Public Health Ethics, 8, (1) pp. 63-71. ISSN 1754-9973 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/phe/phu023 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Nicol D

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2015Chalmers DRC, 'Biobanking and Privacy Laws in Australia', The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 43, (4) pp. 703-713. ISSN 1748-720X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jlme.12313 [eCite] [Details]

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2015Critchley CR, Nicol D, Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, 'Public reaction to direct-to consumer online genetic tests: Comparing attitudes, trust and intentions across commercial and conventional providers', Public Understanding of Science, 24, (6) pp. 731-750. ISSN 0963-6625 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0963662513519937 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Critchley CR; Nicol D; Otlowski MFA

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2014Chalmers D, McWhirter RE, Nicol D, Whitton T, Otlowski M, et al., 'New avenues within community engagement: addressing the ingenuity gap in our approach to health research and future provision of health care', Journal of Responsible Innovation, 1, (3) pp. 321-328. ISSN 2329-9460 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2014.963002 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McWhirter RE; Nicol D; Whitton T; Otlowski M; Critchley C; Dickinson JL

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2014Chalmers D, Nicol D, Nicolas P, Zeps N, 'A role for research ethics committees in exchanges of human biospecimens through material transfer agreements', Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 11 pp. 301-306. ISSN 1176-7529 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11673-014-9552-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

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2014Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, Otlowski MFA, 'To share or not to share is the question', Applied and Translational Genomics, 3, (4) pp. 116-119. ISSN 2212-0661 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.atg.2014.09.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Nicol D; Otlowski MFA

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2014McWhirter RE, Critchley CR, Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, Whitton TC, et al., 'Community Engagement for Big Epidemiology: Deliberative Democracy as a Tool', Journal of Personalized Medicine, 4, (4) pp. 459-474. ISSN 2075-4426 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/jpm4040459 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McWhirter RE; Critchley CR; Nicol D; Whitton TC; Otlowski MFA; Dickinson JL

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2014Milius D, Dove ES, Chalmers DRC, Dyke SOM, Kato K, et al., 'The International Cancer Genome Consortium's evolving data-protection policies', Nature Biotechnology, 32, (6) pp. 519-523. ISSN 1087-0156 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/nbt.2926 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

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2014Minari J, Chalmers DRC, Kato K, 'Return of Genetic Research Results: The Japanese Experience and its Implications for the International Debate', Script-ed, 11, (2) pp. 180-192. ISSN 1744-2567 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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2013Chalmers D, Rathjen P, Rathjen J, Nicol D, 'Stem cells and regenerative medicine: From research to clinical applications', Journal of Law and Medicine, 20, (4) pp. 831-844. ISSN 1320-159X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Rathjen P; Rathjen J; Nicol D

2013McWhirter RE, Nicol D, Chalmers D, Dickinson JL, 'Body ownership and research', Journal of Law and Medicine, 21 pp. 323-329. ISSN 1320-159X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: McWhirter RE; Nicol D; Dickinson JL

2013Chalmers D, Nicol D, Otlowski M, Critchley C, 'Personalised medicine in the genome era', Journal of Law and Medicine, 20, (3) pp. 577-594. ISSN 1320-159X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Nicol D; Otlowski M; Critchley C

2012Kaye J, Meslin EM, Knoppers BM, Juengst ET, Deschenes M, et al., 'ELSI 2.0 for genomics and society', Science, 336, (6082) pp. 673-674. ISSN 0036-8075 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1126/science.1218015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 13

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2012Romeo-Casabona C, Nicolas P, Knoppers BM, Joly Y, Wallace S, et al., 'Legal aspects of genetic databases for international biomedical research: the example of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)', Revista de Derecho y Genoma Humano / Law and the Human Genome Review, 37, (July-December 2012) pp. 15-34. ISSN 1134-7198 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 1

2012Joly Y, Dove ES, Knoppers BM, Bobrow M, Chalmers D, 'Data sharing in the post-genomic world: the experience of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) Data Access Compliance Office (DACO)', PLoS Computational Biology, 8, (7) Article e1002549. ISSN 1553-7358 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002549 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 26Web of Science - 25

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2011Chalmers D, 'Viewpoint: Are the research ethics committees working in the best interests of participants in an increasingly globalized research environment?', Journal of Internal Medicine, 269, (4) pp. 392-395. ISSN 1365-2796 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2796.2011.02351_1.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5

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2010Hudson TJ et al., 'International network of cancer genome projects', Nature, 464, (7291) pp. 993-998. ISSN 0028-0836 (2010) [Letter or Note in Journal]

DOI: 10.1038/nature08987 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 668

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2009Chalmers DRC, 'Regulating Genetic Information In The Genome Era', Jurnal Undang-Undang, 13 pp. 3-12. ISSN 1394-7729 (2009) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2008Chalmers DRC, 'The Regulation of Embryo and Stem Cell Research in Australia: Licensing with a Restrictive Tilt', Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 05, (05) pp. 177-185. ISSN 1612-6068 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Chalmers DRC, 'Privacy and Biobank Research: Weighing Private and Public Interests', Journal of Law and Information Science, 17, (2006) pp. 32-52. ISSN 0729-1485 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Human genetic research databases and biobanks: Towards uniform terminology and Australian best practice', Journal of Law and Medicine, 15, (4) pp. 538-555. ISSN 1320-159X (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 10

Co-authors: Nicol D

2008Stranger MJA, Bell EJ, Nicol D, Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, 'Human genetic databanks in Australia: indications of inconsistency and confusion', New Genetics and Society, 27, (4) pp. 311-321. ISSN 1463-6778 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/14636770802485400 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Stranger MJA; Bell EJ; Nicol D; Otlowski MFA

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2007Chalmers DRC, 'The Governance of Biobanks and Databases for Research - Towards an International Consensus on Ethical Principles', Taiwan Journal of Law and Technology Policy, 4, (1) pp. 5-40. ISSN 1819-2203 (2007) [Non Refereed Article]

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2006Chalmers DRC, 'Ethical Principles for Research Governance of Biobanks', Journal of International Biotechnology Law, 3, (06) pp. 221-230. ISSN 1612-6068 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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2005Stranger MJA, Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Capital, Trust and Consultation: Databanks and Regulation in Australia', Critical Public Health, 15, (4) pp. 349-358. ISSN 0958-1596 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/09581590500523376 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16

Co-authors: Stranger MJA; Nicol D

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'Research involving humans: A time for change?', The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 32, (4) pp. 583-595. ISSN 1073-1105 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-720X.2004.tb01964.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2004Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Commercialisation of Biotechnology: Public Trust and Research', International Journal of Biotechnology, 6, (2/3) pp. 116-133. ISSN 0963-6048 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1504/IJBT.2004.004806 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22

Co-authors: Nicol D

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2003Chalmers DRC, 'Self Regulation to Regulation: What is the Next Step in Genetic Research Involving Humans?', Centre for Law and Genetics, 1, (Occasional Paper No. 5) pp. 1-16. ISSN 1445-2766 (2003) [Non Refereed Article]

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2003Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Can the Law Balance Ethical, Scientific and Economic Values? (Part 1)', Law and Human Genome Review, 18, (1) pp. 43-53. ISSN 1134-7708 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2003Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Embryonic stem cell research: can the law balance ethical, scientific and economic values? (Part II)', Law and Human Genome Review, 19, (2003) pp. 91-108. ISSN 1134-7708 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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2002Chalmers DRC, 'Professional Self-regulation and Guidelines in Assisted Reproduction', Journal of Law and Medicine, 9, (4) pp. 414-428. ISSN 1320-159X (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7

2002Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, Gogarty B, 'Regulating Biomedical Advances: Embryonic Stem Cell Research', Macquarie Law Journal, 2, (1) pp. 31-59. ISSN 1445-386X (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Gogarty B

2001Chalmers DRC, 'Retrospective ethical approval', Medical Journal of Australia, 175, (5) pp. 286-287. ISSN 0025-729X (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Chalmers DRC, 'Publication and ethics', The Medical Journal of Australia, 175, (5) pp. 284-285. ISSN 0025-729X (2001) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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2001Nicol D, Gogarty B, Chalmers DRC, 'Human Cloning and Stem Cell Research', Australian Health Law Bulletin, 10, (3) pp. 25-34. ISSN 1038-1473 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Gogarty B

2001Nicol D, Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, 'Consent, Commercialisation and Benefit-sharing', Journal of Law and Medicine, 9, (1) pp. 80-94. ISSN 1320-159X (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 15

Co-authors: Nicol D; Otlowski MFA

2000Chalmers DRC, 'Globalisation and Medical Law', Reform, Autumn 2000, (76) pp. 40-45. ISSN 0313-153X (2000) [Non Refereed Article]

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1999Chalmers DRC, Loblay R, 'Ethics Committees: Is Reform in Order?', The Medical Journal of Australia, 170, (1) pp. 9-10. ISSN 0025-729X (1999) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Patient's Rights and Doctor's Duties: Taking off the White Coat', KDU Journal, 3, (1 & 2) pp. 53-83. ISSN 1234 (1999) [Non Refereed Article]

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1998Chalmers DRC, Pettit P, 'Towards a consensual culture in the ethical review of research', Medical Journal of Australia, 168, (2) pp. 79-82. ISSN 0025-729X (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 19

1998Day RO, Chalmers DRC, Williams KM, Campbell TJ, 'Death of a Healthy Volunteer in a Human Research Project: Implications for Australian Clinical Research', Medical Journal of Australia, 168, (9) pp. 449-451. ISSN 0025-729X (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 28

1997Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Current Regulation of Human Gene Therapy in Australia', Today's Life Science, 9, (1) pp. 20-23. ISSN 1033-6893 (1997) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Nicol D

1997Chalmers DRC, Skene L, 'First International Conference on DNA Sampling: Human Genetic Research - Legal and Policy Aspects', Journal of Law and Medicine, 4, (3) pp. 229-234. ISSN 1320-159X (1997) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Can Ethics Guide Us?', Chiron, 3, (4) pp. 11-13. (1996) [Non Refereed Article]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Inheritance Rights of Embryos', University of Tasmania Law Review, 15, (1) pp. 131-135. ISSN 0082-2108 (1996) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Frozen Assets', Australian Lawyer, 31, (6) pp. 19-21. ISSN 1039-8775 (1996) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Skene L, 'Current Research: Project on the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Genetic Research in Australia', Journal of Law and Medicine, 3, (1) pp. 30-35. ISSN 1320-159X (1995) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

1995Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Skene L, 'Legal and ethical implications of human genetic research: Australian perspectives', Law and the Human Genome Review, 3 pp. 211-220. ISSN 1134-7708 (1995) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

Book

(8 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Dal Pont G, Chalmers DRC, 'Equity & Trusts in Australia', Lawbook Co, Sydney, pp. 1055. ISBN 9780455223780 (2007) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

2007Dal Pont G, Chalmers DRC, Maxton J, 'Equity & Trusts - Commentary and Materials', Lawbook Co., Sydney, pp. 1170. ISBN 8670455223858 (2007) [Revision/New Edition]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

2005Chalmers DRC, 'Genetic Testing and the Criminal Law', UCL Press, London, pp. 271. ISBN 1-84472-016-0 (2005) [Edited Book]

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2004Dal Pont G, Chalmers DRC, 'Equity and Trusts in Australia', Lawbook Co, Sydney, pp. 1023. ISBN 0-455-21924-9 (2004) [Revision/New Edition]

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2004Dal Pont G, Chalmers DRC, Maxton J, 'Equity and Trusts, Commentary and Materials', Lawbook Co, Sydney, pp. 1107. ISBN 0455-21951-6 (2004) [Revision/New Edition]

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2001Chalmers DRC, Weisbrot D, Injia S, Andrew W, Nicol D, 'Criminal Law and Practice of Papua New Guinea', Lawbook Company, Sydney, pp. 700. ISBN 0-455-21802-1 (2001) [Revision/New Edition]

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1997Dal Pont G, Chalmers DRC, Maxton JK, 'Cases and Materials on Equity and Trusts', LBC Information Services, Sydney, pp. 1064+tables. ISBN 0-455-21455-7 (1997) [Authored Other Book]

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1996Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Equity and Trusts in Australia and New Zealand', LBC Information Services, Sydney, pp. 718. ISBN 0-455-21346-1 (1996) [Authored Research Book]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

Chapter in Book

(36 outputs)
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2015Chalmers DRC, 'Medical Research: future directions in the genome era', Routledge Handbook of Medical Law and Ethics, Routledge, Y Jolly and BM Knopers (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 303-318. ISBN 9780415628181 (2015) [Research Book Chapter]

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2014Chalmers DRC, 'Genetic Modification', Handbook of Global Bioethics, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, HAMJ ten Have and B Gordijn (ed), Dordrecht Heidelberg, pp. 683-698. ISBN 978-94-007-2511-9 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_112 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Nicol D, Chalmers D, McWhirter R, Dickinson J, 'Impressions on the Body, Property and Research', Persons, Parts and Property: How Should We Regulate Human Tissue in the 21st Century?, Hart Publishing Ltd, I Goold, K Greasley, J Herring, L Skene (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 9-23. ISBN 978-1849465465 (2014) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; McWhirter R; Dickinson J

2014Chalmers DRC, 'Australia', Handbook of Global Bioethics, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, HAMJ ten Have and B Gordijn (ed), Dordrecht Heidelberg, pp. 871-889. ISBN 978-94-007-2511-9 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-94-007-2512-6_3 [eCite] [Details]

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2013Chalmers DRC, 'Regulatory legitimacy: the case for controlling and restricting access to PGD for sex-selection purposes', Regulating Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis: A comparative and theoretical analysis, Routledge, Sheila A.M. McLean and Sarah Elliston (ed), Oxford, pp. 148-170. ISBN 9780415686440 (2013) [Research Book Chapter]

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2011Chalmers D, 'Genetic Research and Biobanks', Methods in Biobanking, Springer Science+Business Media, J Dillner (ed), New York, pp. 1-37. ISBN 978-1-58829-995-6 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-59745-423-0_1 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Chalmers D, 'Regulating Reproductive Technologies', The SAGE Handbook of Health Care Ethics: Core and Emerging Issues, SAGE Publications, R Chadwick, H ten Have, EM Meslin (ed), London, pp. 160-178. ISBN 978-14129-4534-9 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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2010Chalmers DRC, 'Stem Cell Technology: From Research Regulation to Clinical Application', Contested Cells: Global Perspectives on the Stem Cell Debate, Imperial College Press, Benjamin J Capps and Alastair V Campbell (ed), London, pp. 63-93. ISBN 978-1-84816-437-6 (2010) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1142/9781848164383_0003 [eCite] [Details]

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2009Chalmers DRC, 'Regulating Genetic Information in the Post-Genomic Age: Australian and International Perspectives', Post-Genome Society & Medical Law, Shinzansha Publisher, Katsunori KAI (ed), Tokyo, pp. 229. ISBN 9784797212013 (2009) [Other Book Chapter]

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2007Chalmers DRC, Ryuichi I, 'On the International Legal Aspects of Human Dignity', Perspectives on Human Dignity: A Conversation, Springer, Jeff Malpas and Norelle Lickiss (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 157-168. ISBN 978-1-4020-6280-3 (2007) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6281-0_15 [eCite] [Details]

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2007Chalmers DRC, 'International Co-operation Between Biobanks: The Case for Harmonisation of Guidelines and Governance', Human Biotechnology & Public Trust: Trends, Perceptions and Regulation, Centre for Law and Genetics, Mark Stranger (ed), Hobart, pp. 237-246. ISBN 978-0-646-48478-5 (2007) [Other Book Chapter]

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2006Chalmers DRC, 'International Medical Research Regulation: From Ethics to Law', First Do No Harm, Ashgate, Sheila A M McLean (ed), Aldershott, pp. 81-100. ISBN 0-7546-2614-8 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2006Chalmers DRC, 'The Regulation of Cloning and Stem Cell Research', Disputes and Dilemmas in Health Law, Federation Press, Ian Freckelton and Kerry Petersen (ed), Sydney, pp. 237-256. ISBN 1-86287-553-7 (2006) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Chalmers DRC, 'Science, Medicine and Health and the Work of the Australian Law Reform Commission', The Promise of Law Reform, Federation Press, Brian Opeskin, David Weisbrot (ed), Sydney, pp. 374-387. ISBN 1-86287-584-7 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Chalmers DRC, 'The Regulation of Stem Cell Technology: Restriction of Permission', Bioethics and the Law, Koubundou Co, N Higuchi, Y Tsuchiya (ed), Tokyo, pp. 362-381. ISBN 4-335-35343-X (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Chalmers DRC, 'Australia', Genetic Testing and the Criminal Law, UCL Press, DRC Chalmers (ed), London, pp. 29-48. ISBN 1-84472-016-0 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2005Chalmers DRC, 'General Themes', Genetic Testing and the Criminal Law, UCL Press, DRC Chalmers (ed), London, pp. 1-22. ISBN 1-84472-016-0 (2005) [Research Book Chapter]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'Commercialisation and Benefit Sharing of Biotechnology: Cross-Cultural Concerns?', Cross-Cultural Biotechnology, Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc, Michael C Brannigan (ed), Oxford, UK, pp. 3-14. ISBN 0-7425-3267-4 (2004) [Research Book Chapter]

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2001Chalmers DRC, 'Research Ethics in Australia', Ethical and Policy Issues in Research Involving Human Participants: Commissioned Papers and Staff Analysis, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, H.T.Shapiro (ed), Bethseda, Maryland, pp. 20-34. ISBN 1-931022-17-8 (2001) [Other Book Chapter]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'The Challenge of Human Genetics', Controversies in Health Law, Federation Press, Ian Freckelton & Kerry Peterson (ed), Melbourne, pp. 202-240. ISBN 2-86847-331-3 (1999) [Research Book Chapter]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'The Role of Various Players in the Ethics of Human Genetics', Goodbye Normal Gene - Confronting the Genetic Revolution, Pluto Press, O'Sullivan, Short and Sharman (ed), Sydney, pp. 75-85. ISBN 1-86403-082-8 (1999) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Chalmers DRC, 'Medical Law in Australia - General Introduction', International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Kluwer Law International (ed), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 13-35. ISBN 90K-331-0063 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Chalmers DRC, 'Medical Law in Australia - Part I', International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Kluwer Law International (ed), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 37-65. ISBN 90K-331-0063 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Chalmers DRC, 'Medical Law in Australia - Part II', International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Kluwer Law International (ed), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 67-116. ISBN 90K-331-0063 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1998Chalmers DRC, 'Medical Law in Australia - Part III', International Encyclopedia of Laws, Kluwer Law International, Kluwer Law International (ed), The Hague, The Netherlands, pp. 117-141. ISBN 90K-331-0063 (1998) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Capacity, Appointment and Removal of Trustees', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 11-44. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Rights of Trustees', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 45-58. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Termination of Trust', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 187-194. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Duties of Trusties', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 73-132. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Powers of Trusties', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 133-172. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Claims against Trusties', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 173-206. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Classification of Trusts', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 15-34. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Essentials of an Express Trusts', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 35-88. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Varieties of Express Trusts', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 89-148. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Resulting and Constructive Trusts', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 149-186. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Variation of Trust', Laws of Australia, Law Book Co, Parkinson P (ed), Sydney, pp. 59-72. (1995) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

Review

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2002Chalmers DRC, 'Preface to Human Tissue: ethical and legal issues', Annual Report: Nuffield Council on Bioethics pp. 6. (2002) [Review Several Works]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Gifts', Australian Encylopaedia of Forms and Precedents, 1, (2) pp. 19,001-19,153. (1999) [Substantial Review]

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Conference Publication

(33 outputs)
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2011Chalmers DRC, 'International Cooperation in Biobanking; the Aims of the International Cancer Genome Consortium', Panitia Pertemuan Nasional VII, Jaringan Bioetika and Humaniora Kesehaten Indonesia, 1-3 December, 2011, Indonesia, pp. 1-7. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Chalmers DRC, 'Personalised Medicine: What are the Ethical Challenges?', Panitia Pertemuan Nasional VII, Jaringan Bioetika and Humaniora Kesehaten Indonesia, 1-3 December, 2011, Indonesia, pp. 1-7. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Chalmers DRC, 'Globalising Bioethics and Law', Japan Association for Bioethics, 15 October 2011, Japan, pp. 1-3. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2011Chalmers DRC, 'Embryonal Stem Cell Research: Legal and Ethical Considerations', Panitia Pertemuan Nasional VII, Jaringan Bioetika and Humaniora Kesehaten Indonesia, 1-3 December, 2011, Indonesia, pp. 1-8. (2011) [Conference Extract]

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2008Chalmers DRC, 'Regulating Genetic Information in the Genome Era: Australian and International Perspectives', 3rd Conference on Law & Technology: Abstracts and Proceedings, 11-12 November 2008, Malaysia, pp. 31-39. ISBN 978-983-43298-5-3 (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2007Chalmers DRC, 'International Co-operation Between Biobanks: The Case for Harmonisation of Guidelines and Governance', Human Biotechnology & Public Trust - Trends, Perceptions and Regulation, November 2006, Melbourne, pp. 237-246. ISBN 978-0-646-48478-5 (2007) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Chalmers DRC, 'Bioethics, Human Rights and Biobanking: Some New Directions', Pertemuan Nasional IV, 30 November - 2 December, Surabaya, pp. 28-50. ISBN 979-3557-88-5 (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2006Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, Stranger MJA, 'Protecting Human Genetic Information in Australia: Processes and Outcomes for Public Consultation', Genomics and Society, 20-21 April, The Netherlands, pp. p.21. (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D; Stranger MJA

2006Chalmers DRC, 'Is there a need or space for gene technology ethics: an Australian perspective', Pertemuan Nasional IV, 30 November - 2 December 2006, Surabaya, pp. 136-143. ISBN 979-3557-88-5 (2006) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2005Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, 'Research, Health and Public Trust', Constructions of Health, 4 November 2005, Sydney, pp. 7. (2005) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA

2005Chalmers DRC, 'Ethical Dilemmas of Haemophilia Care', Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis, 6-12 August 2005, Sydney EJ ISSN 1740-3340 (2005) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'The Development and Principles of Ethics in Health Research', Pertemuan Nasional III: Bietika & Humaniora Kesehatan, 30 November - 2 December 2004, Indonesia, pp. 322-334. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'Ethical Framework for Research Review, Organ Transplantation and Genetic Research in Australia', Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, 21-24 September 2003, Japan, pp. 313-324. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'Embryonic Stem Cell Regulation: Australian Report', Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, 21-24 September 2003, Japan, pp. 450-454. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'On Ethics in Human Gene Research', Pertemuan Nasional III: Bioetika & Humaniora Kesehatan, 30 November - 2 December 2004, Indonesia, pp. 112-124. (2004) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2003Chalmers DRC, 'Informed Consent in Clinical Research: Equipoise and Public Trust', Clinical Oncological Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting 2003, 25-28 November, Perth, pp. 26. (2003) [Conference Extract]

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2002Chalmers DRC, 'Researching on Embryos: Australian Standards', Centre for Law and Genetics Occasional Paper No. 4, December 2001, Hobart, pp. 125-133. ISSN 1445-2766 (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Chalmers DRC, 'Standards for Research with the Aged: The National Statement', Symposium: Experimenting with the Aged, 11-12 July, Sydney, pp. 1-16. (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2002Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, Gogarty B, 'Embryo and Stem Cell Research - Australian Developments in Regulation', Embryo and Stem Cell Research - Australian Developments in Regulation, 9-11 December 2002, South Korea, pp. 1-84. (2002) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Gogarty B

2001Chalmers DRC, 'Science and Values: How Should Law and Ethics Meddle in Genetics', Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics, 28 June - 1 July 2001, Australia, pp. 1-32. (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Chalmers DRC, 'The NHMRC Guidelines on Genetics: A Brave New Step', Regulating Human Genetics: A Symposium, November 2000, Hobart, pp. 58-91. ISSN 1445-2766 (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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2001Chalmers DRC, 'Safe and Unsafe Uses of Genetic Information', Salzburg Seminar, October 2001, Germany, pp. 1-25. (2001) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Research on Human Embryos', Therapeutic Cloning for Tissue Repair: Report from a forum held on 16 September 1999, 16 September 1999, Canberra, pp. 9-10. (1999) [Conference Extract]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Gates, Gate-keepers and Genetics', 1999 8th Asia Pacific Specials, Health and Law Librarians Conference, 22-26 August 1999, Hobart, pp. 1-46. (1999) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1998Chalmers DRC, 'Draft NHMRC on Research Involving Humans', Experimenting with Human, Dilemmas for Medical Research and Practice, 19 September 1998, Hobart, pp. 11-19. (1998) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1997Chalmers DRC, 'Ethics and Law in Science: Are These Wolves in Dolly's Clothing?', Combined 41st Annual Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and 37th Australian Society of Plant Physiologists Conference, Melbourne, pp. 3. (1997) [Conference Extract]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Privacy and Confidentiality: Avoiding Absolutes in the Conduct of Public Health Research', Threats to Public Health, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 41-42. (1996) [Conference Extract]

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1996Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Current Regulation of Human Genetic Research in Australia', Doing the Decent Thing with Genes, Turku, Finland, pp. 82-145. (1996) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Nicol D

1995Chalmers DRC, 'Outcomes of the Ministerial Enquiry', Fertility Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 11. (1995) [Conference Extract]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Institutional Ethics Committees and the Management of Medical Research and Experimentation', Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, Hobart, pp. 91-123. (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Institutional Ethics Committees: Outcomes of the Ministerial Review', Update on Trials and Tribulations, World Congress Center, Melbourne, pp. 8-9. (1995) [Conference Extract]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'The Role of the High Court', The Tasmanian Schools Constitutional Convention, Launceston College, pp. 3. (1995) [Conference Extract]

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1995Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Skene L, 'Legal Aspects of the Human Genome Project', Australasian Law Teachers' Association Conference. Proceedings of the 49th Conference, Hobart, pp. 1162-1169. (1995) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(29 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Capps B, Chadwick R, Chalmers DRC, Clarke A, Clayton E, et al., 'Imagined Futures: Capturing the Benefits of Genome Sequencing for Society', Human Genome Organisation (2013) [Contract Report]

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2013Capps B, Chadwick R, Chalmers DRC, Clarke A, Clayton EW, et al., 'Imagined Futures: Capturing the Benefits of Genome Sequencing for Society', Human Genome Organisation, Geneva (2013) [Consultants Report]

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2009Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, 'Non-Consensual Genetic Testing', Model Criminal Law Officers' Committee of the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General, 1 (2009) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2008Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Stranger MJA, 'Submission to the OECD on the Draft Guidelines for Human Biobanks and Genetic Research Databases', OECD, May 2008 (2008) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Otlowski MFA; Stranger MJA

2007Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, 'Review of Privacy in Response to Issue Paper 31', Australian Law Reform Commission (2007) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2007Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, 'Review of Privacy in Response to Discussion Paper 72', Australian Law Reform Commission, December 2007 (2007) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2006Chalmers DRC, 'Australian code for the responsible conduct of research, Second Consultation Draft', Australian Government/NHMRC/ARC/AVCC, February 2006 (2006) [Consultants Report]

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2006Nicol D, Chalmers DRC, 'Submission on Tasmanian Biotechnology Strategy: Issues and Discussion Paper', Tasmanian Government, 1 (2006) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Nicol D

2006Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Skene L, Stranger MJA, 'Submission: Review of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research - Second Consultation', Australian Government, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2nd Consultation (2006) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D; Stranger MJA

2005Chalmers DRC, Mackerras A, Findlay J, Rothenfluh H, 'Review of the Research Involving Human Embryos Act 2002 and the Prohibition of Human Cloning Act 2002', Legislative Review Committee (2005) [Consultants Report]

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2005Chalmers DRC, Otlowski MFA, Nicol D, Skene L, 'Submission on the Review of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans: First Consultation Draft', NHMRC (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2005Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, Skene L, Nicol D, 'Submission on the Inquiry into the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)', Senate Reference Committee (2005) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2004Nicol D, Nielsen JL, Chalmers DRC, Griggs LD, 'Submission on the Australian Law Reform Commission Inquiry - Gene Patenting and Human Health', Australian Law Reform Commission (2004) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Nielsen JL; Griggs LD

2004Nicol D, Nielsen JL, Chalmers DRC, Griggs LD, 'Supplementary Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission Public Inquiry - Gene Patenting and Human Health', Australian Law Reform Commission (2004) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Nicol D; Nielsen JL; Griggs LD

2004Warner CA, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Offending while on bail', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 1 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Warner CA; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2004Warner CA, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, Mackie KF, 'The Forfeiture Rule', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 6 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Warner CA; Henning T; Rudolf JL; Mackie KF

2004Warner CA, Griggs LD, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Vendor Disclosure', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 5 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Warner CA; Griggs LD; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2004Warner CA, Griggs LD, Chalmers DRC, Henning T, Rudolf JL, 'Vendor Disclosure', Tasmania Law Reform Institute, 6 (2004) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Warner CA; Griggs LD; Henning T; Rudolf JL

2002Chalmers DRC, 'Submission to Public Consultation on the Human Cloning and Research Involving Embryos Bill 2002', NHMRC, 1 (2002) [Consultants Report]

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2002Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Submission to the Inquiry into the Protection of Human Genetic Information', Australian Law Reform Commission and Australian Health Ethics Committee , Discussion Paper (2002) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

2002Otlowski MFA, Chalmers DRC, Nicol D, 'Submission to the Inquiry into the Protection of Human Genetic Information Issues Paper', Australian Law Reform Commission and Australian Health Ethics Committee (2002) [Consultants Report]

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Co-authors: Otlowski MFA; Nicol D

1997Chalmers DRC, 'Report on Police Offences Act 1935', Law Reform Commissioner of Tasmania, 76 (1997) [Consultants Report]

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1997Chalmers DRC, 'Report on Human Tissue Transplantation Legislation for Papua New Guinea', National Department of Health and World Health Organisation, 1 (1997) [Consultants Report]

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1997Chalmers DRC, 'Report on Health Insurance Legislation for Papua New Guinea', National Department of Health and World Health Organisation, 1 (1997) [Consultants Report]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Report of the Review of the Role and Functioning of Institutional Ethics Committees', Commonwealth Minister of Health and Family Services (1996) [Consultants Report]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Report on Public Fundraising by Charitable Institutions', Government of Tasmania, Attorney General, 75 (1996) [Contract Report]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Report on the Uniform Evidence Act and its Introduction to Tasmania', Government of Tasmania, Attorney General, 74 (1996) [Contract Report]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Report on Adverse Possession and Other Possessory Claims to Land', Law Reform Commissioner of Tasmania, 73 (1995) [Contract Report]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Seventh Annual Report', Government of Tasmania, Attorney General (1995) [Consultants Report]

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Entry

(3 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2009Chalmers DRC, 'Papua New Guinea', The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History, Stanley N. Katz (ed), New York, 1, pp. 280-281 (2009) [Entry]

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2001Chalmers DRC, Dal Pont G, 'Trusts', The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia, Tony Blackshield, Michael Coper, George Williams (ed), Melbourne, 1, pp. 684-686 (2001) [Entry]

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Co-authors: Dal Pont G

1996Chalmers DRC, 'Ethics and Research', Sixty Years of the National Health and Medical Research Council 1936-1996, Corcoran, J (ed), Canberra, pp. 154-155 (1996) [Entry]

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Other Public Output

(12 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2007Chalmers DRC, 'Can the Law Keep Up With Changes in Medical Technology and Cloning?', Legal date, All Saints Grammar School, Victoria, 19, 2 (2007) [Magazine Article]

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2007Chalmers DRC, 'Draft 'Ethical Guidelines on the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology in Clinical Practice and Research'', NHMRC, ACT (2007) [Government or Industry Research]

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2004Chalmers DRC, 'Ethics and Gene Kingdom Transfer', Living Ethics, St James Ethics Centre, Sydney, 57 (2004) [Magazine Article]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans, Joint National Statement', National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Research Involving Humans, National Health and Medical Research Council, Canberra, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Inquiry Into the Scientific, Ethical and Regulatory Considerations Relevant to Cloning of Human Beings', Inquiry Into the Scientific, Ethical and Regulatory Considerations Relevant to Cloning of Human Beings, Commonwealth House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, Canberra, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Proposed national regulatory system for genetically modified organisms. How should it work?', Proposed national regulatory system for genetically modified organisms. How should it work?, Department of Health and Aged Care, Hobart, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1999Chalmers DRC, 'Access to Results of Genetic Testing by Investment and Financial Services', Access to Results of Genetic Testing by Investment and Financial Services, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Hobart, 1, 1 (1999) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'Boundary Violations', Medical Protection Society of Tasmania, Hobart (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1996Chalmers DRC, 'The Role of the Australian Health Ethics Committee', International Summit of National Bioethics Advisory Bodies, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, San Francisco, USA, 1 (1996) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'The Nuremberg Defence', The Nuremberg Defence, Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants, Adelaide, 1, 1 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Research Current Issues', Research Current Issues, Australian Medical Association (WA Branch), Perth, Western Australia, 1, 1 (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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1995Chalmers DRC, 'Setting an Agenda for the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics', Setting an Agenda for the Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics, Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics, Sydney (1995) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

14

Total funding

$19,221,508

Projects

Material Transfer Agreements and Open Science in the Genome Era (2014 - 2016)$294,776
Description
Research paradigms are changing rapidly in the Genome Era. Open access databases are increasingly popular and are required by public funding agencies. The role of material transfer agreements (MTAs) in this open access era is not clear. This project aims to assess the extent to which MTAs facilitate exchanges of biological materials between organizations in Australia and internationally. The project will assess whether MTAs are reflecting the open data access movement or maintaining traditional closed proprietary practices. The project will make policy, ethical and legal recommendations for the development of MTAs to promote exchange of materials nationally and internationally and to facilitate the developing collaborative research culture.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($294,776)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nicol D; Chalmers DRC
Period
2014 - 2016
Grant Reference
DP140100301
The Age of Personalized Medicine: Regulatory Challenges for Australia (2011 - 2014)$281,000
Description
New genetic technologies create the potential for personalized therapies and direct- to-consumer genetic tests. Changes to clinical trials and increased reliance on biobanks and data linkage by commercial entities are predicted. These developments demand ethical, regulatory and social scrutiny. This project will: create a map of personalized medicine in Australia; identify ethical, regulatory and social challenges; assess benefit sharing and public trust issues; evaluate and make recommendations on regulatory and governance measures needed to ensure best practice and highest ethical standards. This will help create better regulatory and governance environments for facilitating responsible research and clinical service delivery in Australia.
Funding
Australian Research Council ($281,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nicol D; Chalmers DRC; Otlowski MFA; Critchley C
Period
2011 - 2014
Grant Reference
DP110100694
Participation in the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative as a Member of the Humanities and Creative Arts, Research Evaluation Committee (2009)$15,197
Funding
Australian Research Council ($15,197)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC
Year
2009
Genetic and Bioinformatic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases (2008 - 2012)$8,134,805
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($8,134,805)
Scheme
Grant-Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Foote SJ; Speed TP; Smyth G; Bahlo M; Chalmers DRC; Amor David; Dickinson JL
Period
2008 - 2012
Grant Reference
490037
Genetic and Bioinformatic Analysis of Complex Human Diseases (2008 - 2012)$8,134,805
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($8,134,805)
Scheme
Grant-Program
Administered By
Macquarie University
Research Team
Foote SJ; Speed TP; Smyth G; Bahlo M; Chalmers DRC; Amor David
Period
2008 - 2012
Grant Reference
490037
The ACRF Tasmanian Inherited Cancer Centre (ATICC) (2007 - 2009)$1,100,000
Funding
Australian Cancer Research Foundation ($1,100,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Foote SJ; Venn A; Lowenthal RM; Vickers JC; Dickinson JL; Blizzard CL; Stankovich J; Bahlo M; Chalmers DRC
Period
2007 - 2009
Expand the Capacity of an International Multidisciplinary Research Network Focussed on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Emerging Biotechnologies (2006 - 2007)$20,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($20,000)
Scheme
Grant-Linkage International
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Nicol D; Otlowski MFA; Skene L; Stranger MJA; Knoppers B; Webster A; Yoon Jeong-Ro
Period
2006 - 2007
Grant Reference
LX0668594
Facilitation and Regulation of Research and Development Involving Human Genetic Databanks (2005 - 2009)$602,597
Funding
Australian Research Council ($602,597)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Nicol D; Otlowski MFA; Skene L
Period
2005 - 2009
Grant Reference
DP0559760
Developing a Multidisciplinary International Research Network Focussed on Maximizing the Social and Health Benefits to Australia of Human Genetic Technologies (2003)$10,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-SRI Seed Funding for Research Networks
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Otlowski MFA; Nicol D; Stranger MJA
Year
2003
Grant Reference
SR0354765
Legal and Ethical Regulation of the Use and Commercialisation of Human Biological Material (2002 - 2004)$364,323
Funding
Australian Research Council ($364,323)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Nicol D; Skene L; Otlowski MFA
Period
2002 - 2004
Grant Reference
DP0208258
Legal Standards in the Commercialisation of Human Genetic Technology (1999 - 2001)$115,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($115,000)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Otlowski MFA; Skene L
Period
1999 - 2001
Grant Reference
A59905742
Supplementary Funding (1998)$10,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Supplementary
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Otlowski MFA; Skene L
Year
1998
Electronic Research Database Collection (1997)$60,000
Funding
University of Tasmania ($60,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research Infrastructure Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Godfrey JM; Chalmers DRC; Leech SA; Liesch PW; Keen CD
Year
1997
Legal and ethical implications of human genetic research: Australian perspectives (1995 - 1997)$79,005
Funding
Australian Research Council ($79,005)
Scheme
Grant-Large
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Chalmers DRC; Otlowski MFA; Skene L
Period
1995 - 1997
Grant Reference
A59532751

Research Supervision

Current

6

Completed

25

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDSelf Managed Superannuation Funds: A Legal Analysis of the Co-Dependency Relationship Between Restrictions Over Fund Property Over and Above Trust Law and the Taxation Concessions2009
PhDBoundaries of Patent Infringement Law2012
PhDRegulatory Requirements for Consumer Protection in Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing2012
PhDAccumulation of Income by Not-for-profits: Who Should Decide Whether Not-for-profits Need to Use It or Lose It?2013
MastersThe Roles and Responsibilities Applicable to Superannuation Trustees and Trustees Directors for APRA Regulated Funds2016
PhDGoverning the Storage and Dissemination of Genomic Big Data: Exploring the boundaries of privacy and related informational controls2016

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDTransborder Biometric Information Flow: Legal Challenges to Personal Privacy and the Need for Public Debate
Candidate: Vanessa Diaz Rodriguez
2014
PhDEntrusting the Trustees: The Regulation of Self-managed Superannuation Funds in Australia
Candidate: Josephine Mary Castillo
2013
MastersThe Standard of Medical Care in Malaysia: The Case for Legislative Reform
Candidate: Joseph Ming Yong Lee
2012
PhDA Comparative Analysis of the Medico-legal and Ethical Issues Associated with Embryonic Stem Cell Research in Australia and Malaysia
Candidate: Chee Kuen Foong
2012
PhDFreedom of Information Reform in China: Information Flow Analysis
Candidate: Weibing Xiao
2010
MastersThe Argentine Cases: A Shadow on ICSID Arbitration?
Candidate: Alice Ainslie Herbon
2009
MastersAn Historical and Contemporaneous Analysis of Patenting of Methods of Medical Treatment of Human Beings in Australia and Overseas
Candidate: Oksana Mitnovetski
2008
PhDVaulting Ambition: The Case Against Universal Criminal Jurisdiction
Candidate: Jennifer Dorothy Mora
2008
PhDTowards a New Trial Theory: Procedural and Evidentiary Fairness in the Context of Unsettled Practice in International Criminal Proceedings
Candidate: Gwyn Francis MacCarrick
2007
PhDGene Technology, Risk, Regulation and Communication
Candidate: Brendan Leo Gogarty
2006
PhDMapping the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Competition Law: Misusing Market Power when Refusing to License Biomedical Patents
Candidate: Jane Louise Nielsen
2005
PhDA Twitch upon a Thread: Regulation of Human Tissue use in Australia and the Application of Property Law
Candidate: Imogen Louise Goold
2005
PhDStrengthening the Rule of Law or Serving as a Tool of War? A Critical Analysis of United Nations Sanctions
Candidate: Jeremy Matam Farrall
2005
PhDInterventions in Perinatal Medicine: A Jurisdictional Analysis
Candidate: Brenda McGivern
2005
PhDThe Problem of Harm, its significance in the Criminal Law, and its role in Sentencing Law
Candidate: Julia Davis
2004
PhDThe Priority of the Trust in the Age of Superannuation
Candidate: Lisa Maree Butler
2004
MastersWTO Rules on Agreement on Agriculture
Candidate: Surapan Purananda
2000
MastersInternational carriage of goods by sea: problems in bills of lading and their impact in Australia and her major trading partners in Asia
Candidate: Krailerk Euarjai
1999
PhDLegislative environmental assessment:An evaluation of procedure and context with reference to Canada and the Netherlands
Candidate: Simon Halstead Marsden
1999
MastersLegal and ethical aspects of patenting of human genetic information
Candidate: Dianne Nicol
1997
MastersStatute of limitation with special reference to Tasmania
Candidate: Davidson Alfred James
1995
PhDAn analysis of the restrictions placed on the concept of limited liability by the development of the defaulting officer provisions
Candidate: Justin Henry Burke Dabner
1995
PhDEuthanasia and the law
Candidate: Margaret Frances Anne Otlowski
1993
MastersTITLE: Foss v Harbottle - statutory remedies
Candidate: Lynden David Griggs
1993
PhDTITLE: The Tasmanian Small Claims Court: An empirical study
Candidate: Edward Eugene Clark
1993