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What the ELSI Helpdesk has achieved so far

Updated version of the FAQs on the General Data Protection Regulation

Contribution to the draft WMA Declaration on ethical considerations regarding health databases and biobanks

Comments to the draft Council of Europe’s Recommendation (2006)4 on research on biological materials of human origin



Which standard contracts to take into consideration? 

MTA/DTA templates can be found under Publications: Standard Contracts (e.g., MTA/DTAs)


Which ethical/legal instruments should be taken into consideration?

An overview of binding and non-binding instruments in Europe, in addition to the national laws and requirements in the respective country of your research can be found below. Consider that additional instruments might be of relevance in the context of your specific research project.

 Binding instruments: 

Non-binding instruments:

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