Association of Medical Ethics Committees in Germany
In 1983 the Association of Medical Ethics Committees in Germany was founded. It currently has 52 Medical Ethics Committees as members, which are in charge for medical research and are set up according to state law. The Association protects patients, volunteers and researchers.
The Association monitors the work of the Ethics Committees, especially in decision-making and procedural matters. It offers continuing education on the work of Medical Ethics Committees and promotes the exchange of ideas and experience both nationally and internationally. The Association also is involved in the concerns of Medical Ethics Committees in public discourse.