Research at CRB
Evaluation of ethical issues have to be made in a systematic and informed manner, based on sound research and scholarship.
The researchers at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics at Uppsala University have been active for several years investigating ethical, philosophical and legal aspects of biomedical research and clinical practice within the format of multi-disciplinary research projects.
Our research topics originate in close collaboration with clinicians, and through ongoing communication and international collaboration with highly qualified researchers and scientists.
This autumn at CRB
- The Family Ethics profile is strengthened with a new PhD student from Egypt looking at pre-conception genetic screening, with co-supervision from Groningen.
- The EU-Flagship Human Brain Project starts, with two new PhD students from Sweden and Italy. The neuroethics profile is strengthened further with a visiting PhD student from Spain.
- New research projects: Ethical competence in the health care management organization (Anna Högund and Erica Falkenström at Stockholm University have received 3.2 million SEK from AFA Försäkring).
Mind the Risk - A multidisciplinary research collaboration on how to manage and handle genetic risk information, generated by information technology.
Biobank Ethics >> CRB participates in several European networks and EU-funded projects on the ethical aspects of biobanking: the EU Network of Excellence CCPRB (Cancer control using population based registries and biobanks) that ended recently; AutoCure - Curing autoimmune rheumatic diseases, an EU funded research project within the sixth framework programme; BBMRI.se (BioBanking and Molecular Resource Infrastructure of Sweden) funded by the Swedish Research Council; and the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) funded BTCure, focusing on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and RA-like diseases. BBMRI-LPC is an EU 7th Framework project focusing on Large prospective cohort (LPC) studies. BiobankCloud is an EU 7th Framework project aiming to build the first open and viable platform-as-a-service (PaaS) for storage and analysis of digitized genomic data. Euro-TEAM is an EU 7th Framework project aiming towards early diagnosis and biomarker validation in arthritis management.
Culture, Health and Bioethics >> Together with researchers from universities and museums in Australia, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom, CRB has formed a multi-disciplinary network on health, culture and bioethics. The network is funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation)
Family Ethics >> CRB collaborates with ECEC, CBmE and PEALS on family ethics health and social care with funding from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond for the initiation of this international multi-centre research collaboration.
Neuroethics >> CRB has extensive collaborations on Neuroethics with Collège de France and the Pasteur Institute in Paris. We also collaborate with the Centro de Investigaciones Filosóficas (CIF) and the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO) in Buenos Aires. We are also part of the EU-flagship Human Brain Project.