Collaboration at the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

We take the third task of the University seriously and actively engage with stakeholders to build ethical competence, promote good research practice, and support uptake of research results through tailored & targeted science communication.

Engagement, collaboration and communication

Our empirical and philosophical research builds knowledge about the values at stake and provides conceptual tools to further our understanding. At the same time, our normative approaches provides tools for scientists and researchers, care givers, patients, decision-makers, legislators and other actors, in the form of guidelines and recommendations.

Knowledge, competence & good practice

We develop ethical competence for different professions, and provide clinical ethics support for the health care Region of Uppsala. We develop knowledge and competence on research ethics, academic integrity, and good research practice through education, research and collaboration at Uppsala University and in collaboration with others.

Policy feedback

Many research projects deliver results with policy implications. We develop recommendations and guidelines, published either as policy briefs, or in peer-review publications. We also contribute direct policy feedback in our roles as experts for government authorities and organisations, in Sweden and on the international level.

Science communication

Our researchers take active part in debate and discussions about research and higher education. We run Uppsala University's Ethics Blog, where reflect on the implications of research and ethical questions raised by results. The Centre also develops tailored and targeted communications to support uptake of research results among Swedish and European stakeholders.


Providing expertise for governments & organisations

Our researchers contribute their expertise and respond to referrals and government inquiries.

  • Niklas Juth chairs the ethics council at Uppsala University Hospital. He is also a member of the ethics council of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Society of Medicine's degation for medical ethics.
  • Stefan Eriksson is Advisor on good research practice to Uppsala University's Vice Chancellor. He is Executive Officer in the SUHF Expert group on ethics issues.
  • Deborah Mascalzoni is member of the WHO:s Technical Advisory Group on Genomics (TAG-G)
  • Sylvia Martin is member of the French Associaiton of CBT, participant in the Groupes d’intérêt et d’étude (GIE) for climate change, French representative of Radically Open DBT, expert in CBT for Personality disorders and impulsivity issues (ECCCLORE©)
  • Kathinka Evers International advisor for the Neuroethics Initiative at the University of Chile, Santiago, part of the Access Chile-Sweden academic collaboration. External member of the Commission on Research Integrity (Redelighetsutvalget) at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Oslo
  • Tove Godskesen is a member of Region Skåne's Ethics Council and a Scientific Member of the Skaraborg Institute for Research and Development Region Skånes Etikråd
  • Joar Björk chairs the ethics council in Region Kronoberg. He is also a member of the ethics council of the Swedish Resuscitation Council and of the research ethics board in Region Kronoberg

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