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Page last update: 25/12/2008

Documents

Biobanks
Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human biobanks - October 2004 [PDF document - 464 Kb]

Additional documents:
Biobanks dedicated to research, Nationaler Ethikrat (Germany) [PDF document - 304 Kb] [FR]

Biobanks for research - Opinion, Nationaler Ethikrat (Germany) [PDF document - 308 Kb] [EN]

Statement on predictive genetic diagnostics (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft-DFG, German research organisation) [ PDF document - 760 Kb]

Norwegian Act relating to biobanks of 1st July 2003 [PDF document - 50 Kb]

Statement on biobanks of 17 March 2004, Nationaler Ethikrat (Germany) [PDF document - 333 KB] [DE]

Spanish act on the use of human tissue RD411 1996 [PDF document - 76 Kb] [CA]

French law on bioethics n°2004-800 of 6 August 2004 [PDF document - 360 Kb] [FR]

French law on public health policy n°2004-806 of 9 August 2004 [PDF document - 831 Kb] [FR]

Ethical issues raised by collections of biological material and associated information data: "biobanks", "biolibraries", National Consultative Ethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences (France) [PDF document - 313 Kb] [FR]

Danish law on biobanks n° 312 2004 of 5 May 2004 [PDF document - 36 Kb] [DA]

Spanish law on the assisted reproduction techniques n°45/2003 of 21 November 2003 [PDF document - 67 Kb] [CA]

Regulation concerning the creation of the Spanish National Center of transplants and regenerative medicine [PDF document - 57 Kb] [CA]

Statement of the Commission on Ethics and Law in modern medicine of the German Parliament [PDF document - 174 Kb] [DE]

Discussion of the Working Group of the Medical Ethics Committees of 22 November 2003 (Germany) [PDF document - 1,25 Mb] [DE]

Printed version available from Line-Gertrud.Matthiessen-Guyader@ec.europa.eu

Genetic testing

Survey on national legislation and activities in the field of genetic testing in EU Member States of 1 May 2005 [PDF document - 546 Kb]
Annexes [PDF document - 1,2 Mb]

Report on the ethical, legal, economic and social implications of human genetics
- European Parliament Temporary Committee on Human Genetics and Other New Technologies in Modern Medicine (November 2001) [PDF document - 914Kb]

Discussion forum on Genetics and the future of Europe (November 2000)

Human embryonic stem cell research and use

Commission Staff working paper report on human embryonic stem cell research (3.04.2003)
[PDF document - 1,5 Mb]

Survey on opinions from National Ethics Committees or similar bodies, public debate and national legislation in relation to human embryonic stem cell research and use

July 2004
Volume I - EU Member States [PDF document - 793 Kb]
Volume II - Non-EU countries [PDF document - 392Kb]

September 2003
Volume I - EU Member States [PDF document - 368 Kb]
Volume II - Non-EU countries [PDF document - 176Kb]

Printed version available from Line-Gertrud.Matthiessen-Guyader@ec.europa.eu

Life sciences and biotechnology, a strategy for Europe

Life sciences and biotechnology - A Strategy for Europe (23.01.2002) - Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions [PDF document - 166Kb]

Life sciences and biotechnology, a strategy for Europe: progress report and future orientations (05.03.2003) - Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, to the Council, and to the European Economic and Social Committee [PDF document - 106Kb]

See also EU biotech strategy page

Other interesting documents

The ethics of research related to healthcare in developing countries, published by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on the 25th April 2002.

Conference on Ethical implications of scientific research on bioweapons and prevention of bioterrorism - Brussels, 3-4 February 2004. See full report [PDF document - 928Kb]

Research projects in Bioethics - Book of abstracts (October 2002) [PDF document - 1,22Mb]

Ethical, legal and socio-economic aspects of agriculture, fisheries and food biotechnology - An Overview of Research Activities 1994-2002 [PDF document - 828Kb]

The process of addressing the ethical dimension of animal experimentation and implementing the principle of the Three Rs under the " Quality of life " programme (July 2002) [PDF document - 308Kb]

Preliminary report on scientific quality of life criteria in risk benefit assessment (discussed by the Scientific Committee at its meeting of 16 May 2002) - DG Health and Consumer Protection [PDF document - 354Kb]

The need for non-human primates in Biomedical research (Statement of the Scientific Committee adopted at its meeting of 4-5 April 2002) - DG Health and Consumer Protection [PDF document - 32Kb]

Ethical review under the Quality of life programme (July 2001) [PDF document - 156Kb]

See also the European legal texts in the field of biosociety.

 

Last update: 25 December 2008 | Top