Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Partner universities

Uppsala University: Centre for Research and Ethics and Bioethics

Uppsala UniversityThe Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) at Uppsala University is an inter-faculty centre with 25 senior and junior researchers representing philosophy, ethics, law, medicine, psychology, social sciences and social pharmacy. Research topics such as patient autonomy, genetic risk, biobanks, privacy, neuro-ethics and research governance are being addressed with a strong publication record in high quality journals and monograph series. In the international evaluation of all research at Uppsala University 2011 CRB was graded with “Top Quality” and world leading.

Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen: Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine

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The Department of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine is a multidisciplinary research facility at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen’s University Medical Centre. The department's activities are devoted to the history, theory and ethics of health care. Modern technologized and globalized medicine is a cultural practice and raises a number of ethical and social problems. Only a multidisciplinary approach allows us to analyze this practice and to responsibly work towards its aims. The interdisciplinary team of the working group „Culture and Ethics of Biomedicine“ of Prof. Schicktanz consists of experts from medical ethics, philosophy, medical anthropology, biology, sociology, medicine, historical science, political science and literature science.

The Interdisciplinary Research Center on Decision Making Processes in Milano

IRIDeThe Interdisciplinary Research Center on Decision Making Processes in Milano (IRIDe) is mainly focused on the cognitive and psychological dimensions involved in medical decision making processes. IRIDe will provide its expertise in order to assess the psychological components related to the knowledge of personal genetic risk information, and to analyze the cognitive processes involved in (a) the decision of taking a genetic test, and (b) the behavioral changes, if any, occurring after the communication of the genetic risks. Expertise in virtual simulations will be useful in developing the “SimGene” game, an interactive digital tool for risk learning and communication.

University of Manchester: Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health

Manchester UniversityThe Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester. The University of Manchester (UniMAN) is the UK’s largest single site university and has the highest volume of high quality research in the UK; it ranks in the world’s top 40 universities. The Centre for Health Economics is based in the Institute for Population Health within the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which has an annual research income of about £51M. The Centre for Health Economics has a research team involved in collaborative research with a wide range of national and international partners and has strong relationships with researchers in departments of economics, primary care, dentistry, psychiatry, pharmacy and genetic medicine.

University of Birmingham & Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

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University of Birmingham & Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals, NHS Trust.

University of Maastricht: Department of Technology and Society Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Maastricht UniverisityDepartment of Technology and Society Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Maastricht is a world-leading research centre on science-technology-society relations. In the 2011 international research assessment MUSTS was rated ‘excellent’ on all dimensions, for the second consecutive time. Within the broad field of science, technology and society studies (STS), the specific emphasis of Maastricht STS research is on “cultures of innovation”. MUSTS has several substantive research lines of varying size, e.g. Governance of Risk and Vulnerability.

Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska InstitutetKarolinska Institutet is one of the world’s foremost medical universities. Research at Karolinska Institutet spans the entire medical field, from basic experimental research to patient-oriented and nursing research.

Sophiahemmet University College

SophiahemmetSophiahemmet University aims to promote human health and well-being nationally and internationally by conducting high-quality education and research that develops healthcare and meets society's need for well-trained and competent personnel.