Background and activities

Lars Øystein Ursin is Associate Professor and Researcher of Bioethics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Current research projects and committee appointments include research ethics, neonatal clinical ethics, biobank and health data ethics, philosophy of death, ethics of biotechnology, animal ethics, and RRI in higher education, basic research and food production.

Current research projects and groups

  • ETHNA System - Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding, and Research Centres (EU Horizon 2020)

  • Health, data and the welfare state – debating the data-driven futures in the Nordic Countries

  • Reinforcing the Health Data Infrastructure in Mobility and Assurance through Data Democratization

  • Bio-engineered palladium nanoparticles (BEDPAN)

  • Era-net Coolwine

  • PREMETIKK Parental decision-making with regard to extremely premature newborns

  • National training initiative to make better use of biobanks and health registry data

  • Biobank Norway ELSI Common service

  • HUNT-GENES K.G. Jebsen-center for genetic epidemiology, NTNU

  • HARVEST Better health by harvesting biobanks

  • RESET Research Group on the Ethos of Technology

  • MHEtikk Research Group on Medical Ethics

Some current appointments

  • Head of the Norwegian Unit of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

  • The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT Study), Chairman of HUNT4 Ethics committee

  • Head of MH Examen philosophicum working group

  • Member of the Regional committee for medical and health research ethics

  • NTNU Biotechnology, Member of Responsible Research and Innovation Steering group

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications