Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics    

Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences   
Oxford Future of Humanity Institute    

FMRIB Centre    
The Ethox Centre   

Oxford Bioethics Network   

The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics 
Centre for Experimental Social Sciences 



Neuroanthropology Blog

Neuroscience in Context     
The MacArthur Foundation     
European Neuroscience and Society Network     
The Foundation for Psychocultural Research     
Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry: McGill     
The Law and Neuroscience Project     
National Core for Neuroethics, UBC     
The Neuroethics Society     
Neuroethics at University of Pennsylvania     
European Society for Philosophy and Psychology     
Society for Philosophy and Psychology  
Neuroethics Journal  
Novel Tech Ethics  
The Dana Foundation Stanford Neuroethics
Neuroscience and the Arts  
European platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences and the Humanities  
Neuroethics NET    
UK Clinical Ethics NetworkLaw and Neuroscience Blog

Experimental Philosophy

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Ethics Organisations

Applied Ethics Resources
British Society for Ethical Theory

3 TU Centre for Ethics and Technology

Council for Research in Values & Philosophy
Societas Ethica (European Society for Research in Ethics)
Society for Ethics
AAPAE (Australian Association for Professional & Applied Ethics)
ABA (Australasian Bioethics Association)
AIHLE (The Australian Institute of Health, Law and Ethics)
American Medical Association
American Society of Anesthesiologists
American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics
ASBH (American Society for Bioethics and Humanities)
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
Australian Medical Association
British Medical Association
General Medical Council, UK
International Centre for Nursing Ethics

Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Nuffield Trust
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Search Tools


Ethics on the World Wide Web
International Calendar of Bioethics Events

Intute (free access to high-quality Internet resources for education and research)
Intute: health and medicine
Intute: Social science resources
Bioethics Thesaurus
Build your own bibliography - Human genetics
Humanities and social sciences online
National Library of Medicine Gateway
Philosophical research online
Philosophy around the web
Search Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy
Social Science Research Network
The internet encyclopedia of philosophy 


Centre for Professional Ethics ( At the University of Central Lancashire, Preston)
Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics
Centre for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (Illinois Institute of Technology)
European Institute for Business Ethics (Nijenrode University in the Netherlands)
Institute for Business and Professional Ethics
Dartmouth College Ethics Institute
MacLean Centre for Clinical Medical Ethics University of Chicago
Centre for Applied Ethics
Bioethics – Charles Sturt University
Bioethics Centre University of Otago
Centre for Applied Philosophy – Flinders University
Centre for Bioethics – University of Minnesota
Centre for Bioethics and Health Law – University of Pittsburgh
Centre for Biomedical Ethics – Case Western Reserve University
Centre for Ethics and the Professions – Harvard University
Centre for Health Care Ethics – Saint Louis University
Centre for Human Bioethics – Monash University
Centre for Law and Genetics
Centre for Professional Ethics – University of Central Lancashire
Centre for Social Ethics and Policy - University of Manchester
Centre for the Study of Health and Society (CSHS) – University of Melbourne
Eubios Ethics Institute
Hastings Center
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Joint Centre for Bioethics – University of Toronto
Kennedy Institute of Ethics
King’s Centre for Medical Law and Ethics
Princeton Bioethics Forum
Program in ethics in Science and Medicine – University of Texas Southwestern
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
University of Washington (bioethics education project)


Resources and News

BBC News – health
Bioethics and medical humanities texts
Bioethics discussion pages – moderated by Maurice Bernstein
Bioethics for clinicians
Bioethics literature – Georgetown University
Bioethics news - Center for bioethics and human dignity
Bioethics resources on the web
CNN.Com Health
Concepts of person and self
Dental Ethics
Ethics updates
Ethics web bookstore
Harvard world health news
HumGen newsletter - new reports and drafts
Science, Technology and Society

Research ethics

Alliance for Human Research Protection
Belmont Report
Centerwatch (lists clinical trials, includes resources)
Clinical trials database (understanding clinical trials)
Clinical trials research group - McGill University
Committee on Publication Ethics
Conflict of interest
Declaration of Helsinki
NHS: National Research Ethics Service
Draft code of ethics for the health internet
Ethical issues for international health research
Ethical issues in research – bibliography
Ethics of medical research - living database
Gender studies in product development
International issues and codes
Internet research: Ethical and legal implications
Notorious medical experiments
Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP)
Public Citizen Health Research Group
Research ethics and genetics research
Resources on non-consensual human experimentation
Responsible Conduct of research
US Army’s contributions to research ethics (historic documents)


Centre for Law and Genetics
ELSI – National Human Genome Research Institute
Enhancement technologies group
Ethex – Ethical scenario forum
Ethics of human cloning – Maryland School of Public Affairs
GenEthics Discrimination
HGAC – Human Genetics Advisory Commission
Human cloning and germ-line engineering: Database of global policies
Human genetics alert
HumGen - international database of policy
Human Genome Program Research in Progress
Human Genome Project Information
Information for genetic professionals
NIH Stem Cell Information
Sequencing the Future (Ethics videos on the web)


The Journal of Ethics
Journal of Applied Philosophy
AJOB online – The American Journal of Bioethics
BioMed Central Medical Ethics
Bulletin of Medical Ethics
Business Ethics Quarterly
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics

Free Medical Journals
Journal of Medical Ethics
Journal of Medical Genetics
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal
Medical Law Review

The Journal of Philosophy, Science & Law
The Monist
Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics


Neuroscience studies the brain and mind, and thereby some of the most profound aspects of human existence. In the last decade, advances in imaging and manipulating the brain have raised ethical challenges, particularly about the moral limits of the use of such technology, leading to the new discipline of neuroethics. The Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, led by experts from ethics, philosophy of mind, neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and legal theory, will be the first international centre in the UK dedicated to neuroethical research.



Neuroethics is arguably the most rapidly advancing and exciting field of research in biomedical ethics today because it addresses head-on the two most important subjects relevant to who we are and how we live: the brain and mind.