Further Information

The following websites might be of interest to you:

TU Darmstadt`s specialist Ethics Commissions

Ethics Commission at the Institute of Psychology

German Ethics Council

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

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

Legal regulations

Data Protection Act for the State of Hesse

Professional regulations

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

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

Ethical Guidelines of the Association of German Engineers VDI

Ethical guidelines of the VDI

The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information

Ethics and science in public discourse:

The May 2010 edition of the magazin Forschung und Lehre is dedicated to the topic of Ethics in Science. See pages 316ff for an article on the “Max Planck Society Guidelines and Rules on a Responsible Approach to Freedom of Research and Research Risks” as well as an interview with Professor Kleiner on scientists' personal responsibilities.