Welcome to the Institute for Biomedical Ethics
The Institute for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Basel (IBMB) is a vibrant centre for research on and teaching about ethical issues in medicine and the biosciences. The Institute was founded in 2011 and is affiliated with both the Science and Medical Faculties at the University of Basel – a unique situation for an ethics institute in Switzerland.
The IBMB has over a dozen PhD students and a team of senior researchers and post-docs working on a wide variety of projects in biomedical ethics. The IBMB’s researchers are committed to an interdisciplinary endeavour aimed at finding ethical solutions to dilemmas raised by both new and traditional practices in biomedical ethics, including cutting-edge technologies, organ donation, palliative care, and research in developing countries, to name only a few. Our research combines empirical fieldwork, including interviews with stakeholders and members of the public, and normative, theoretical analysis. IBMB researchers have won several grants from the SNF, SAMW and other major funders and frequently publish in major bioethics, medical and science journals.
IBMB members are also highly involved in teaching, providing ethics courses for undergraduate students and postgraduate scientists and doctors. A variety of courses are open to the public, including the twice-yearly “Contemporary Issues in Bioethics” lecture series that integrates a lively dialogue with visiting speakers.
If you are interested in collaborating with us, are looking for a PhD student or post-doc job, need ethical input on your own project, or would like us to provide ethics related courses/workshops for your students or research team, please get in touch with us!
New grant awarded from Käthe Zingg-Schwichtenberg FundDr. Michael Rost has been awarded funding from the Käthe Zingg-Schwichtenberg Fund for his project: moral distress among Swiss midwives: “Towards the alleviation of moral distress among Swiss midwives: Examining extent, determinants, and…
Last Call: International Online Course to become Facilitator Moral Case DeliberationThe Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities of Amsterdam UMC is offering an online course around moral case deliberation. You can apply until February 1st 2023 and the course starts in April. For more information, please consult the PDF…
New Debate Article by Giorgia Lorenzini, David Shaw and Bernice Elger"It takes a pirate to know one: ethical hackers for healthcare cybersecurity"
New PhD Opportunity at the IBMBPlease find the PDF with more information below.
International Online Course to become Facilitator Moral Case DeliberationThe Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities of Amsterdam UMC is offering an online course around moral case deliberation. You can apply until February 1st 2023 and the course starts in April. For more information, please consult the PDF…
Research colloquium 'Basel Animal Ethics Reunions BAER'The Philosophy Department of the University of Basel, together with the IBMB, is organising the BAER this Autumn.
Congratulations to Kirubel Mussie for winning the Science Speed Talks 2022Kirubel Mussie, one of our PhD students, won an international 3-minute science speed talk competition held at the Geneva Health Forum 2022.
2 PhD Opportunities at the IBMB, starting Fall 2022 or Spring 2023Two PhD positions are currently available at the IBMB. Find more information here.
Online-Ringvorlesung „Ethische Herausforderungen der IT“ am 25.05.22The Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) is inviting all students to an online event about the ethical challenges in IT.
Symposium in honor of Prof. P. J. Meier-Abt: A Culture of CollaborationThe University of Basel, together with the Research Ethics Committee of the Canton of Zurich, the University of Zurich and swissethics, invites you to an international scientific symposium.
Contact and Address of the
Institute for Biomedical Ethics
Bernoullistrasse 28 - 2nd Floor
Tel: +41 61 207 17 86