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Publications from the Austrian Bioethics Commission

Recommendations and opinions (in German and English)

Participatory Medicine and the Internet (PDF 549 kB)
Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission, 6 July 2015

Vaccination – Ethical Aspects (PDF 454 kB)
Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission, 1 June 2015

Dying with dignity (PDF 472 kB)
Recommendations on assistance and care for persons in end-of-life situations and related issues
Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission, 9 February 2015

Research on persons without the capacity to consent (PDF 508 kB)
Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission, 3 June 2013

Reform of the Reproductive Medicine Act - Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission (PDF 1169 kB), 2 July 2012

Recommendations for the terminology of medical decisions in end-of-life situations, (print version, English and German) (PDF 2136 kB), 27 June 2011

Biobanks for Medical Research (PDF 1628 kB)
Amendments to the Bioethics Commission Report of May 2007, 14 March 2011

Codification of Legislation on Medical Research (print version, English and German) (PDF 806 kB), tagged version (English) (PDF 370 kB)
Opinion of the Austrian Bioethics Commission, 10 January 2011

Genetic and Genome-Wide Testing on Internet Report of the Austrian Bioethics Commission (PDF 845 kB), 10 May 2010

Ethical Aspects of the Development and Use of Assistive Technologies (PDF 304 kB), 13 July 2009

Research on Human Embryonic Stem Cells (print version, English and German) (PDF 1094 kB), tagged version (English) (DOC 336 kB), 16 March 2009

Recommendations with Gender Reference for Ethics Committees and Clinical Studies (PDF 91 kB), 15 November 2008

Cord Blood Banking (PDF 91 kB)
Ruling of the Bioethics Commission, 19 May 2008

Nanotechnology, a Catalogue of Ethical Problems and Recommendations (PDF 36 kB)
Ruling of the Bioethics Commission, 13 June 2007

Opinion of the Bioethics Commission at the Federal Chancellery Biobanks for Medical Research (PDF 118 kB), 9 May 2007

Arguments Concerning the Debate The Child as a case of damage Prompted by Divergent Decisions of the Supreme Court (PDF 57 kB)
Ruling of the Bioethics Commission, 18 April 2007

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) (PDF 244 kB)
Report of the Bioethics Commission, July 2004

Draft Federal Legislation to Amend the Law Regulating Reproductive Medicine (FMedG) (PDF 16 kB)
Resolution of the Bioethics Commission, 10 March 2004

Reproductive Cloning (PDF 13 kB)
Decision of the Bioethics Commission, 12 February 2003

Stem Cell Research in the context of the EU's Sixth Framework Programme Research (PDF 19 kB)
Decision of the Bioethics Commission, 3 April and 8 May 2002

Implementation of the Council Directive 98/44/EC on the legal protection of biotechnological inventions (PDF 17 kB)
Decision of the Bioethics Commission, 6 March 2002

Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of the Council of Europe (PDF 21 kB)
Decision of the Bioethics Commission, 11 February 2002 

Annual reports

Studies (in German)