Further Information

The following websites might be of interest to you:

German Ethics Council

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)

EGE Website

The German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences (DRZE)


Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research, DFG and Leopoldina

Website of the Joint Committee

Legal regulations

European General Data Protection Regulation


Professional regulations

Revised World Medical Association's (WMA) Declaration of Helsinki of 1975:

Declaration of Helsinki

German Psychological Society e.V. and Professional Association of German Psychologists e.V.: (German only)

Ethical Guidelines of the Association of German Engineers VDI

Ethical guidelines of the VDI

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (German only)

Ethics and Science in Public Discourse

“Max Planck Society Guidelines and Rules on a Responsible Approach to Freedom of Research and Research Risks”