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.
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:
- Contact the Regional Committee for medical and health research ethics, Central Norway, whether you are in doubt about your research project must be approved by the committee.
- At NTNU a journal is published with focus on practical ethical challenges in research and society: Ethics in practice. Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics.
- NTNU's Programme for Applied Ethics.