The Scientific Committee of the International Society of Bioethics (SIBI) is competent for proposing, organising, implementing and developing all scientific tasks responding to the entity's aims, in accordance with articles 6, 7, 21 and 22.2 of the SIBI statutes.
The Scientific Committee operates in accordance to its standing orders, which were ratified, with some amendments, on 11 December 1997, during the course of its first meeting.
The Scientific Committee performs its tasks with complete independence, always within the SIBI's available economic resources.
The Scientific Committe has its headquarters at:
CHARTER OF PRINCIPLES
The following statement of principles and aims is declarative and non permanent.
The Scientific Committee, internationally and independently, is aimed at:
- Promoting, supporting, disseminating and consolidating the knowledge of Bioethics, with a view to foster its full application in fields such as medicine, biology, technology, the environment, etc.
- Boosting cross-disciplinar inter-cultural and supranational analysis of the ethical and social consequences of scientific and technological advances and their applications, as well as encouraging, whenever necessary, further legal development of Bioethics.
- Organising and attending scientific exhibitions and any other activity which directly or indirectly, partially or totally involves initiatives, sectors or movements related to or representing Bioethics.
- Organising and/or implementing training initiatives regarding Bioethics.
- Organising, implementing or participating in the production and edition of texts on Bioethics, preferably those which might be used as teaching materials in the different levels of the Spanish education system or of other systems abroad.
- Exchanging criteria and experiences and supporting or working in co-operation with different national and international administrations, institutions, groups, associations, entities and societies, of private or public law, whenever useful for promoting and improving the knowledge, dissemination and consolidation of Bioethics.
- Organising, implementing or participating in the production and edition of publications in the field of Bioethics.
- Boosting the interest of citizens in an open, trans-cultural and democratic exchange of opinions on Bioethics.
- Creating a library on Bioethics in the SIBI headquarters in Gijón and granting scholarships to study Bioethics there.
- Granting a SIBI award on a biennial basis to the best published or otherwise disseminated work on Bioethics, according to the judgement of its Scientific Committee.
MEMBERS OF THE SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
There are currently (since october2016) 24 members of the SIBI Scientific Committee:
- Marcelo Palacios. President (Spain)
- Fátima Z. Elkebir. Vice-president (Algeria)
- Jesús A Fernández Secretary (Spain)
- Santiago Dexeus (Spain)
- Jacinthe Nkongolo (Uganda)
- Santiago Grisolía (Spain)
- Laurence Azoux-Bacrie (France)
- Victoria Camps (Spain)
- Daniel Piedra Herrera (Cuba)
- Carlos Mª Romeo Casabona (Spain)
- Svitlana Pustovit (Ukranie)
- Juán Ramón Lacadena Calero (Spain)
- Paula Martinho da Silva (Portugal)
- Margarita Salas (Spain)
- Agni Vlavianos-Arvanitis. (Greece)
- Francoise Shenfield (U.K.)
- Erin Williams (U.S.A.)
- Georges Kutukdjan (Lebanon)
- Vitulia (Italy)
- Serafín Costilla (Spain)
- Salvador D. Bergel (Argentina)
- Dewline Msowoya (Malawi)
- Erwin Bernat (Austria)
- Michele Stanton-Jean (Canada)
They were also members in the past: Guido Gerin (Italy +), Encarna Roca (Spain), José Elizalde (EU, Bruxelles), Luis Martinez Roldán (Spain), Ferenc Oberfrank (Hungary), Carlos de Sola (Council of Europe), M. Angel Comendador (Spain), J. Kennedy (United Kimgdom), Jen Michaud (+France). Erwin Deutsch (+Germany), Maurice Dooley (Ireland, Holy See), Manuel Cueto (+Spain) and Héctor Gross Spiel (+Uruguay).