Bioethics organisations

UK bioethics organisations

The Scottish Centre for Human Bioethics

The Centre for Bioethics and Public Policy The CBPP exists to make a difference in bioethics and national life by promoting clear ethical thinking.

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics The Nuffield Council on Bioethics examines ethical issues raised by new developments in biology and medicine.

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) – A non-departmental Government body that regulates and inspects all UK clinics providing IVF, donor insemination or the storage of eggs, sperm or embryos.


UK biomedical science funding bodies

The Medical Research Council (MRC) – Ethics guidelines and policies

The Wellcome Trust – Ethics information and publications

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) – Science and society information

European bioethics organisations

European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics

Bioethics Division of the Council of Europe

European Commission and Bioethics; Ethical, Legal and Social Aspects (ELSA)

Institute of Man, Ethics and Science, Germany

Lindeboom Institute: Center for Medical Ethics, The Netherlands

US bioethics organisations

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity

The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Washington, DC

Stem Cell Information, National Institutes of Health

Eubios bioscience-bioethics webportal

Markkuka Centre for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, CA


Ethics and Medicine Journal

Human Reproduction and Genetic Ethics Journal