Biomedical Research Ethics, cancelled

Biomedical Research Ethics, cancelled


Ghent, Bio-Accelerator

Start date:

19 March 2020


19 March 2020, 13h30 - 17h00

General context

Due to Coronavirus spreading in Belgium and Europe, VIB has made the difficult decision to cancel the Training on Biomedical Research Ethics . We will reschedule the training to a later date and reinvite your for this rescheduled training in due time.

More info and recommendations can be found here.


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

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Technologiepark 21
9052 Zwijnaarde

Public transport

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent
Public transport


At Gent St Pieters station you can take the following city buses: Buses 70, 71 and 72 ("Tramstraat"). You get off at the stop marked "Bollebergen" (on the Grote Steenweg Noord). The Technology Park is straight in front of you on the other side of the soft verge.

There is also a shuttle bus from Gent-Sint-Pieters, more information can be found here.


Route description

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent

Route description

There is free parking available in front of the building.

Venue contact

19 March 2020

Bio-Accelerator Meeting Center Ghent
Location contact

+32 9 328 19 02