Ethical, juridical and social aspects of research on functional genomics

Ethics and functional genome research

Ethics have been an integral part of the FUGE initiative through the research programme, ELSA (ethical, legal and social aspects), at the Research Council of Norway. Like many other countries, Norway has allocated 3-5% of public funding for research projects such as ELSA.

In Trondheim, FUGE I funds have contributed to finance projects related to biobank research, reproductive technologies, genetically modified organisms and the development of the course Biotechnology and Ethics. The Bioethical research group has been an important rallying point for this research in Trondheim. Ethics projects funded by FUGE II funds are currently under review.

There is an ethics course at NTNU that is particularly relevant for FUGE :

  • FI3107 - Biotechnology and Ethics. The course runs every autumn and is approved as non-technological subject / perspective subject for the Science programme. The course has also been approved as a PhD subject.

FUGE-relevant intensive research courses, seminars and consultations will be announced on the web of the National Ethics Network. These may be national or local events.

Other relevant links:

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Contact information FUGE Mid-Norway

Address:
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
Realfagbygget, Høgskoleringen 5
NO-7491 Trondheim