Biomedical Research Ethics

Biomedical Research Ethics


Ghent, Clemenspoort

Start date:

21 June 2021


21 June 20201, 13h30 - 17h00

General context

During this training, different aspects of ‘responsible research’ will be discussed.
Bioethics is one of the core aspects of responsible research. It is a very prominent issue in the biomedical areas of life sciences research. For instance, in research involving primary human materials, in clinical trials or in the use of animals for scientific research. What are the main ethical issues here? How do we deal with them? What is the role of ethical review boards in this area and how do they function? What about animal research? How do you apply the three R’s (replacement, reduction and refinement) in animal research?
Also, the ‘broader societal impact of biotech and life sciences research’ will be dealt with. Contested topics, such as e.g. embryo research and the worldwide debate on the public availability of human sequence data, will be discussed.


After completing this course on biomedical research ethics, the participants should have the awareness, the necessary background information, and enough practical insights to become a true responsible scientist. 


Next to highly interactive theoretical lectures, different practical exercises will be built in.

Extra information
  • This training is free for VIB participants.
  • Registration fee for non-VIB participants is € 25.
  • The course is not open for industry.
  • Note that upon no show without valid justification you will be blacklisted for the VIB training program for 1 year. Click here for more information.


René Custers
VIB Regulatory & Responsible Research Manager
Contact René Custers :

Practical info

Location & Venue

21 June 2021

Clemenspoort Gent

Overwale 3
9000 Ghent

Public transport

21 June 2021

Clemenspoort Gent
Public transport

The train station Ghent St-Pieters is only 250 m away. We have 40 bike lots.

Route description

21 June 2021

Clemenspoort Gent

We offer parking lots (1.20 € per hour). GPS address: Sint-Denijslaan 251.
Please take the neem the exit SPORTHAL HoGent (not Campus HoGent) and drive all the way to the end, so past the parking slots of HoGent.

Venue contact

21 June 2021

Clemenspoort Gent
Location contact

+32 476 46 10 40