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The Austrian Bioethics Commission

The advisory body to the Federal Chancellor on bioethics issues, housed in the Federal Chancellery.

On 29 June 2001, a Bioethics Commission was established at the Federal Chancellery. The task of the Bioethics Commission is to advise the Federal Chancellor from an ethical point of view on all social, natural scientific and legal issues arising from the scientific developments in human medicine and human biology. 

Legal basis

The task of the Bioethics Commission is to advise the Federal Chancellor from an ethical point of view on all social, natural scientific and legal issues arising from the scientific developments in human medicine and human biology. This includes in particular the submission of recommendations for practical use and suggestions for enacting the necessary legal provisions as well as the preparation of expert opinions on specific issues. The Commission exercises its advisory function independently.

Contact

Bioethics Commission
Secretariat
1010 Vienna, Ballhausplatz 2

Patrizia D'Acerno
Phone: +43 1 531 15-20 24 27
Fax: +43 1 531 09-20 24 27
Email: patrizia.dacerno@bka.gv.at

Sandra Franz
Telefon: +43 1 531 15-20 25 64
Phone: +43 1 531 09-20 25 64
Mobil: +43 664 610 62 45
Email: sandra.franz@bka.gv.at