Bioethics Internet Sources

Note: The following lists are neither exhaustive nor representative of every view on their respective subjects. The Global Bioethics Initiative does not necessarily endorse the positions taken in sources below.

Bioethics Centers

United States

Organ Donation and Transplantation Alliance

Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center

NIH Offices and Programs

NIH Research Resources

NIH Bioethics Documents and Publications

Science Progress

Center for the Study of Bioethics

AMA Ethics Resource Center

International Association of Bioethics

Ethics Share Community

Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University

The Institute of Human Values in Health Care

The American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH)

Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC)

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics

The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity

American College of Physicians Ethics and Professionalism

Health Administration Responsibility Project

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Columbia University, Center for Bioethics

New York Academy of Sciences 

The Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College

CUNY, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program

New York University Center for Bioethics

Brown University, Center for Biomedical Ethics

The Hastings Center

Princeton University, The University Center for Human Values and Student Bioethics Forum

SUNY Buffalo, Center for Clinical Ethics and Humanities in Health Care

SUNY Stony Brook, Division of Medicine in Society

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Division of Medical Humanities, Health Law and Ethics

University of Pennsylvania, Center for Bioethics

University of Pittsburgh, Center for Bioethics and Health Law

University of Pittsburgh, Consortium Ethics Program

Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics

University of British Columbia Centre for Applied Bioethics

Harvard University Program on Ethical Issues in International Health

Georgetown University Bioethics Research Library

National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization

Palliative Doctors – American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

National Palliative Care Research Center

The Institute for Palliative Medicine

Center to Advance Palliative Care

Genetics Policy Institute

Institute for Stem Sell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Americans for Cures Foundation – Leading the Fight for Stem Cell Cures

Cedarville University Center for Bioethics


Council of Europe Bioethics Division

European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe)

Council of Europe, Steering Committee on Bioethics

European Association of Centres of Medical Ethics

Nuffield Council on Bioethics


The University of Nottingham, Centre for Applied Bioethics

Anscombe Bioethics Center

Scottish Council on Human Bioethics

Oxford Bioethics Network

Nordic Committee on Bioethics

The European Society For Philosophy of Medicine

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Bioethics

Masaryk University, University Centre for Bioethics

The Danish Council of Ethics

Provincial Health Ethics Network

French National Consultative Bioethics Committee for Health and Life Sciences

German Academy for Ethics in Medicine

German National Ethics Council

Hellenic National Bioethics Commission

Irish Council for Bioethics

Italian National Bioethics Committee

Utrecht University, Centre for Bioethics and Health Law

Centre for Ethics and Health of the Netherlands

The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics

European Palliative Care Research Centre

European Association for Palliative Care

Europall Palliative Care

University of Belgrade Center for the Study of Bioethics

Latin America

Latin American Forum for Members of Health Research Ethics Committees


Latin American Palliative Care Association

Asia and Oceania

The Center for Asian and International Bioethics

Forum for Ethical Review Committees in Asian and Western Pacific Region

Forum for Ethics Committees in the Confederation of Independent States

Center for Applied Ethics, Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong Bioethics Association

Center for Biomedical Ethics and Culture, Pakistan

Bioethics Advisory Committee, Singapore

Center for Medical Ethics and Professionalism, Singapore Medical Association

Lien Center for Palliative Care

Asia Pacific Hospice Palliative Care Network

SNAP – Stem Cell Network Asia Pacific


L.J. Goody Bioethics Center

Australasian Association of Bioethics & Health Law (AABHL)

Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics (AAPAE)

Monash University Center for Human Bioethics

Southern Cross Bioethics Institute

Caroline Chisholm Center for Health Ethics

Center for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE)

The University of Sydney, Center for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine

St. James Ethics Center

Australian Catholic University, Plunkett Center for Ethics

The University of Newcastle Australia, Clinical Unit in Ethics and Health Law (CUEHL)

Bioscience-Bioethics Friendship Cooperative

Royal Children’s Hospital, Children’s Bioethics Center

Health Issues Center

Queensland Bioethics Center

Australian Health Ethics Committee (AHEC)

New Zealand

University of Otago, Bioethics Center

The Nathaniel Center

Health Research Council of New Zealand

New Zealand National Ethics Committee on Assisted Human Reproduction

Animal Welfare Science and Bioethics Center


African Palliative Care Association

Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa

Hospice Africa

Africa Oxford Cancer Foundation

Journals, Articles and More Resources

Spreading Genes

American Medical Association (AMA) Code of Medical Ethics

Kennedy Institute National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature (NRCBL)

American Journal of Bioethics Online

American Journal of Bioethics Resources

The Institute of Human Values in Health Care Links

Google Bioethics Directory

Future of Stem Cell Research Video

UNESCO Bioethics Portal

Bioethics Discussion Page

World Health Organization (WHO) Bioethics

On Palliative Care

BioMed Central – BMC Palliative Care Latest Articles

Medscape Latest News in Palliative Care

Human Rights Watch – Palliative Care and Access to Controlled Medicines

International Standards/Guidelines of Practice for Palliative Care

World Health Organization Palliative Care

UNAIDS – Palliative Care Report

United States

USA Today – Palliative care prolongs life, reduces suffering

Washington Post – Hospitals increasingly offer palliative care

National Cancer Institute – Palliative Care in Cancer

CDC Palliative Care

American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine

National Palliative Care Summit


European Parliament Study – Palliative Care in the European Union

European Journal of Palliative Care – Standards for paediatric palliative care in Europe

Palliative care updates in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

12th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care

Latin America

The State of Palliative Care and HIV/AIDS in Latin America

Palliative Care in Latin America & The Caribbean: Recent Actions, New Resources

Palliative Care Delivery in Latin America: Obstacles and Solutions


The Lancet – Hopeful stories of palliative care in Southeast Asia

Hospice and Palliative Care in Southeastern Asia

Palliative Care Development in Asia

Palliative Care: An Asian Perspective

9th Asian Pacific Hospice Conference


WHO – Africa project on palliative care

South Africa: Caring about palliative care

Africa’s HIV palliative care needs examination

Palliative Care in Africa and the Caribbean

On Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Research Around the World

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – Ethics of Stem Cell Research

TED – Alan Russell on Regenerating our Bodies

Bioethics and the Stem Cell Research Debate

UN Divided on Stem Cell Research

New England Journal of Medicine – Embryo Ethics – The Moral Logic of Stem-Cell Research

Key Ethical Issues in Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Biotechnology Online – Ethics of Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Therapy: The Ethical Issues

Stem Cell Research – Status, Prospects, Prerequisites

World Stem Cell Summit

United States

Los Angeles Times – San Diego company studies stem cell implant as a Type 1 diabetes treatment

American Association for the Advancement of Science Policy Brief: Stem Cell Research

Stanford School of Medicine – Scientists turn human skin cells directly into neurons, skipping iPS stage

Salk Institute for Biological Studies – Editing scrambled genes in human stem cells may help realize the promise of combined stem cell-gene therapy

Washington Post – First patient gets embryonic cells

Crain’s Detroit Business – Stem cell research can spur economic growth, researcher says

Crain’s Detroit Business – Human stem cell therapy could be on market in four years, researcher says

CBS News – Medicine’s Cutting Edge: Re-Growing Organs

New Yorker – Regenerative Medicine: 2012

Santa Clara University – The ethics of human cloning and stem cell research

NIH – Stem Cell Basics

NIH – Regenerative Medicine

National Conference of State Legislatures Stem Cell Research


EuroStemCell – European Consortium for Stem Cell Research

Ethics, Profits and Patents… The Future of Embryonic Stem Cells

The Framework Programme for Research and Development and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Stem Cell Technology Development Gets Cold Shoulder From European Advocate General


Look At Vietnam – Stem Cell Research Promising

Bloomberg Businessweek – U.S. Stem Cell Ruling May Boost Asian Research

Science Progress – U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian Competition

TIME Asia – Asia’s Stem Cell City

Asia Times – India Embraces Stem Cell Research

Bloomberg Businessweek – Asia Is Stem Cell Central

Latin America

Stem Cell Research Forges Ahead in Latin America


Current State of Stem Cell Research and its Application in South Africa

Business Day – Stem Cell Problems

On Human Cloning

United Nation’s Sixth Committee

Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights

Council of Europe

French Assembly

U.S. National Bioethics Advisory Commission

U.S. President’s Council on Bioethics

Belgian Consultative Committee on Bioethics

French National Consultative Ethics Committee

German National Ethics Council

U.S. National Academy of Sciences


Roslin Institute

World Medical Association

French documentation


Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology

American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Spanish Association on Bioethics and Medical Ethics

Church and Society Commission, Conference of European Churches

Center for Genetics and Society


The New Scientist

American Journal of Bioethics


The Ethical Eye

Le Monde

On Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Editorials and research on prevalence of and cross-cultural explanations for female genital cutting (FGC) around the world; policies in Europe

Amnesty International’s explanation of procedures, reasons for practice, and international eradication efforts

World Health Organization’s site on FGM:

Amnesty International’s Human Rights Information Pack

Association of African Women Scholars (AAWS)

Circumcision Information and Resources Pages (CIRP): Female Circumcision

International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH)

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC)

Program for Appropriate Technologies in Health (PATH)

World Health Organization’s Actions for Elimination

Zonta/UNICEF Video Transcript

Human Rights Violation, Danger to Girls, Communicates Women’s Inferiority

British girls undergo horror of genital mutilation despite tough laws

Genetically Modified Food

GM Food – Action BioScience

PEW Initiative on Food and Biotechnology

World Health Organization – Food Safety

Issues in Biotechnology – American Institute of Biotechnology

Debate over Genetically Modified Foods

Harvest of Fear – PBS/NOVA Frontline program

Genetically Modified Foods: Harmful or Helpful – Discovery Guides

GM Organisms – New Scientist

Behind the label – facts on genetically engineered foods – True Food Network Shopping Guide

Transplant Centers

Ten transplant centers serve the greater New York metropolitan area:

Montefiore Medical Center [Montefiore-Einstein Transplant Center]
Heart, Liver, Kidney, and Pancreas Transplants

Mount Sinai Medical Center [Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute]
Heart, Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, and Intestinal Transplants

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Heart, Kidney, Liver, Lung, Pancreas, and Intestinal Transplants

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Kidney, Liver and Pancreas Transplants

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System/Manhasset
Kidney Transplants

NYU Langone Medical Center [Mary Lea Johnson Richards Organ Transplantation Center]
Liver and Kidney Transplants

Stony Brook University Medical Center
Kidney Transplants

SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Kidney Transplants

Westchester Medical Center
Kidney, Liver, and Heart Transplants

European Commission

European Commission Biotechnology

European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

EUREC –  European Network of Research Ethics Committees

Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources

Biotechnology Program (BIOTECH)

European Parliament

Temporary Committee on Human Genetics and Other New Technologies in Modern Medicine

Council of Europe, CDBI – Steering Committee for Bioethics


International Bioethics Committee

Intergovernmental Bioethics Committee

International Association of Bioethics

National Ethics Organizations


National Ethics Council

German Reference Center for Ethics in the Life Sciences


National Health and Medical Research Council


Austrian Commission on Bioethics


Consultative Bioethics Committee


National Council on Ethics in Human Research

Commission de l’Éthique de la Science et de la Technologie


Danish Council of Ethics

Danish National Committee for Research Ethics

Animal Ethics Council


Bioethics Committee of Spain


Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues


Advisory Board for Biotechnology 

National Advisory Board on Social Welfare and Health Care Ethics

National Board on Research Integrity


National Consultative Bioethics Committee


Hellenic Republic National Bioethics Commission


National Bioethics Committee


Lithuanian Bioethics Committee


National Bioethics Committee


Bioethics Consultative Committee


Health Council of the Netherlands

Center for Ethics and Health


National Bioethics Committee

Nordic Countries:

Nordic Committee on Bioethics


The Norwegian National Research Ethics Committees

The Norwegian Biotechnology Advisory Board

Norwegian Board of Technology

United Kingdom:

Human Genetics Commission

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Food Ethics Council 


The Swedish National Council on Medical Ethics (SMER)

The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board


National Advisory Commission on Biomedical Ethics