Published August 19, 2019 | Version V3.0
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SIENNA D3.3: Survey of REC approaches and codes for human enhancement

  • 1. European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC OFFICE)
  • 2. European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC OFFICE
  • 1. Uppsala University
  • 2. Trilateral Research
  • 3. University of Twente
  • 4. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • 5. University of Granada
  • 6. Ionian University
  • 7. Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
  • 8. Sciences Po
  • 9. University of Cape Town;
  • 10. Dalian University of Technology


This report describes the outcome of task 3.3, the current coverage of ethical guidelines by professional organisations, ethics advisory groups, and research ethics committees for human enhancement. For this task the SIENNA partners searched for documents which could give normative guidance (excluding legislation) for stakeholders in human enhancement. Three kinds of documents were searched for in different EU countries and internationally:

  1. professional ethics codes;

  2. documents from ethics advisory groups; and

  3. guidance documents on how to write research ethics protocols in different EU countries and


Furthermore, representatives of research ethics committees were asked for the following information in an online survey:

− to what extent are they aware of human enhancement technologies and ethical issues associated with them; and

− how do they currently approach these issues and do they have plans to more explicitly feature them.


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SIENNA – Stakeholder-informed ethics for new technologies with high socio-economic and human rights impact 741716
European Commission