Ethical research and research ethics

Ethical research and research ethics

The Research Group for Medical Ethics (REMET) at NTNU do basic research in medical ethics, and applied ethics in medical and health care research and development projects. This research concerns key issues in life, such as:

  • How should we reason in questions of creation ethics like selective abortion or birth at the border of viability?
  • When is genetic knowledge beneficent - and when is it maleficent?
  • Aging and death – are they opponents we must fight, or rather, sources of meaning?

REMET lead several multidisciplinary research projects in research ethics and clinical ethics. Within clinical ethics, we have in particular worked with ethical questions in the fields of fetal diagnostics, assisted fertilization and newborn medicine. In research ethics, we have for decades worked in the field of biobank ethics, focusing on consent issues, return of results, participant interaction, and risk management.

Several of the group members are central in NTNU's interdisciplinary research group in bioethics, RESET.