The DRZE is a national documentation and information centre for the entire field of ethics in the biomedical sciences in Germany. It has the task of:

  • to scientifically elaborate the normative foundations of qualified judgement formation and to make them available in various formats;
  • to prepare and make available information from a wide variety of fields on the current bioethical discussion in science, society and politics;
  • to promote scientific networking and thus advance the German, European and international discourse.
SB 24
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New in Open Access

Expert report Vol. 24 „Bildgebung in den Neurowissenschaften“ ("Imaging in the neurosciences")

In Focus

The short information In Focus enables interested non-specialists in particular to get a quick overview of the debate on a current bioethical topic.

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Animal Experiments in Research

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Organ Transplantation

Expert Reports

The aim of the series "Ethics in the Life Sciences - Expert Reports of the DRZE" is to prepare ethical problem areas from the field of the life sciences in a scientifically sound manner for interdisciplinary and societal discourse by comprehensively presenting the respective state of research and discussion.

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Demenz ("Dementia")

Sebastian Knell / Dietmar Thal / Volker Lipp

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Jan-Hendrik Heinrichs / Markus Rüther / Mandy Stake / Julia Ihde


Here you will find news on current topics, projects and events of the DRZE.

Dirk Lanzerath
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Dirk Lanzerath elected Vice-Chairman of the  ZEKO

The members of ZEKO elected Prof. Dr. Dirk Lanzerath as Vice-Chairman for the upcoming 10th term (2023-2025) at their constituent meeting on March 9, 2023.

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Talk by Dirk Lanzerath

"Patient-Oriented Data Use"
Bioethics Forum of the German Ethics Council on 22 March 2023 in Berlin

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Kick-off PRACC

Start of a new DRZE project on climate ethics.

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Kick-off irecs

Start of a new DRZE project on research ethics.

Sandra Fömpe
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New employee

We warmly welcome Sandra Scholl to the DRZE.

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