The 'Knowledge-Based Bio-Economy (KBBE)' section offers an overview of the
KBBE concept under the Seventh Framework Programme. It provides information
on the European Technology Platform, as well as on ERA-nets relevant in this area.
This section also contains an archive of documents and links related to the KBBE concept.
The 'EU-funding research' section covers the Sixth Framework Programme's
first thematic priority: 'Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for
health' and fifth thematic priority: 'Food quality and safety'. It introduces the related scientific and policy issues and contains an archive of documents related to the life sciences and food quality and safety.
The 'Bioethics' section delves into the ethical aspects of biotechnology and the life sciences and focuses on the importance of such issues under the Sixth Framework Programme. It provides information on national bioethics committees, as well as on European and international organisations competent in this area. It also contains an archive of bioethics-related documents.
The 'Policy aspects' section outlines the main
policy issues relating to biosociety at the European level and worldwide. It provides information on the basic
legislative framework, EU policy-making bodies and the
projects' menu contains an archive of EU-backed
research projects in the life sciences and biotechnologies
sectors, focusing on socio-economics and bioethics. This section also contains profiles of successful research projects and information on how the EU deals with science and governance.
The online bioforum enables
anyone who is interested to exchange views on topical issues
related to biotechnology and the life sciences.
It also provides the opportunity to submit interesting website addresses.
The Library menu contains
an extensive listing of useful reference documents and technical
terms relating to biotechnologies and the life sciences.
understanding' section looks into efforts under
the Sixth Framework Programme to engage citizens in the research
process, to analyse and understand public perceptions, and
to step up public debate on important issues, going beyond
the purely scientific.
News & events
The 'News &
events' section helps you keep abreast of the latest
biosociety developments with its topical news service and
The database of
experts is a powerful multi-disciplinary resource for
anyone working or interested in the biosociety sector.
menu contains an extensive database of useful biosociety-related
The 'Contacts' menu
helps you find and get in touch with the right person at the
European Commission's Research Directorate-General.
If you are looking for specific information, you can browse the Biosociety website using its search tool.