The Centre for bioethics at UCM (UCM CB)is a scientific, educational, advisory, and consultancy
institute dedicated to research and popularization of bioethics in Slovakia. UCM CB was established by prof. RnDr Peter Sýkora, PhD. in 2008 as a first centre of its kind in Slovakia. It is based at the Department of Philosophy and Applied Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts, University of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava, Slovakia.
It is our
understanding, that the dynamic character of development in biology, medicine, information technology present unprecedented challenges and opportunities
for the reevaluation in the discourse on ethics, legislation and social
policy. UCM CB is a pluralistic and multidisciplinary institute
focused on philosophical, ethical, medical, political, social, and creative ways of knowledge on the
contemporary bioethical challenges and issues. The main goal of the CB is to
establish a regional network of specialists dedicated to research and
popularization of bioethics in its broader understanding, including medical
ethics, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, global ethics, philosophy of
technology and technology assessment.
Creating a network of
specialists dedicated to bioethical issues from different disciplines. The UCM
CB aims to enrich philosophical, ethical, medical, scientific, technical,
political, social, civic, managerial, and creative knowledge on contemporary
specialized classes and coursed covering bioethics for students of humanities,
science, and technical disciplines. Realizing workshops, specialized seminars
and consultations for government and private healthcare, research, and
cooperation with the Ethical Commission of Ministry of Health of the Slovak
Republic, Commission for Biological Security of Ministry of Environment of the
Slovak Republic. Maintaining bioethical standards of Slovak Republic in
accordance with values, research projects and incentives of the European Union
and the Visegrad group.
Provide solutions for
domestic and regional issues in research and education on contemporary
bioethical problems. Offer systematic analysis and reports on technological
impacts on society and individuals.
Create a platform for
dialogue between science, philosophy, ethics, and religions as well as
developing a fair discussion between different bioethical and biopolitical
Raise public awareness
about bioethical issues throughout media, presentations, conferences,
discussions, and other popularizing activities. Help with the advancement of
cultivation of discussions relevant to the field of bioethics.