Bioethics Commission/ Bioethikkommission

At the year 2001 a Bioethics Commission (Bioethikkommission, Vienna) was established at the Federal Chancellery in Vienna. This commission advises 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 the submission of recommendations for practical use and suggestions for enacting the necessary legal provisions and the preparation of expert opinions on specific issues. The Commission exercises its advisory function independently.

The Commission consists of experts – appointed for a period of two years, may be re-appointed – in the medical field (reproductive medicine, gynecology, psychiatrics, oncology, pathology), legal experts, sociologists and experts in philosophy, theology and microbiology.
The website contains a section with commendations, opinions, and reports

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