Research and Consultancy
Practical Philosophy and Applied Ethics can be widely deployed in society. The staff at the Ethics Institute can be deployed on numerous issues and projects in order to clarify structure, assumptions and relevant values. Read more about our research projects.
Ethicists of Utrecht University have worked on research and consultancy projects for a range of commissioning parties ranging from the Netherlands Forensic Institute to the Rathenau Institute and the various GGD municipal health service institutions to the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
The researchers in the Ethics Institute participate in numerous advisory committees, consultative groups, think tanks and ethical committees, for example:
- Dr Franck Meijboom is Head of the Centre for Sustainable Animal Stewardship (CenSAS), member of the Council for Animal Affairs (RDA) and chairs the Ethics Committee of the Royal Dutch Society for Veterinary Medicine (KNMvD).
- Prof. Ingrid Robeyns is a member of the ‘welfare indicators’ consultative group of Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
- Dr Ineke Bolt is a member of the National Indication Committee for Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (LIPGD)
Training the Ethicists of the Future
Staff at the Ethics Institute are also involved in educating professionals in ethics and practical philosophy. In the past, tailor-made courses have been developed for the Netherlands Forensic Institute and the Ministry of Agriculture. Anyone who calls on the Institute for refreshing courses or in-service training will find an experienced team that develops tailor-made courses. For further information, please contact Suzanne van Vliet.