Mats Hansson

Mats Hansson

Senior Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala University

Coordinator and Academic Lead of the IMI-project PREFER (2016-2022)

Mats Hansson is Senior Professor of Biomedical Ethics at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala University. His first degree, BSc, was in biology 1976 and he graduated in ethics at the Department of Theology, Uppsala University 1991. He has 150 publications in the field of bioethics and founded the Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics at Uppsala University which he directed between 2008-2019. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of The Swedish Council on Technology Assessment in Health Care 2009-2017 and visiting Professor at the university of Newcastle and invited Fellow at Lichtenberg Kolleg, The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Study-Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He has been Elected Fellow of The Hastings Center, New York since 2009. Research awards as principal investigator of 18 multi-disciplinary research projects between 1998-2021, and WP-leader in 6 EU-projects. He was Coordinator and Academic Lead of the IMI-project PREFER 2016-2022, focusing on elicitation of patient preferences in medical decision-making. The PREFER Recommendations provide scientifically based insights from these six years of research on when and how to design and conduct a patient preference study:
https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6470922 .

A positive Qualification Opinion was provided by EMA (CHMP) on the Framework and Points to Consider for Methods Selection:
https://www.ema.europa.eu/documents/regulatory-procedural-guideline/qualification-opinion-imi-prefer_en.pdf

A set of 11 templates for patient preference studies were set up by the project and are freely available here: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6400553
For training 15 webinars have been recorded and can be viewed here (for some of the recordings links to slides can be found in the description of the videos): https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6397608

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