Current Uses of the Notion 'Stewardship': Survey and Preliminary Analysis in the Canadian Biotechnology Context

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Authors: John Capelli & Marc Saner

There is much confusion about the usage of the term 'stewardship' in the Canadian biotechnology context, and attempts are being made to reconceptualize the term. This paper, commissioned by Health Canada, provides background information by providing a catalogue of the various stewardship concepts utilized in Canada and internationally, particularly as they relate to the regulatory context and the biotechnology sector. It also contain a brief theoretical examination and ethical analysis of the current use of ‘stewardship.’

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