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This National Academies Press publication includes papers contributed by engineers, ecologists, and social scientists on the technical, social, and legal challenges of ecologically sensitive engineering.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

This National Academies Press publication summarizes the proceedings of a workshop that explored issues associated with two manuscripts reporting work on mammalian transmissibility of a lethal H5N1 avian influenza strain and dual use research of concern in general. The workshop was convened by the National Research Council's Committee on Science, Technology and Law, in conjunction with the Board on Life Sciences and the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats on May 1, 2012.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

This National Academies Press publication summarizes a 2-day workshop convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on February 12-13, 2018. The workshop considered the empirical evidence on the practice of physician-assisted death.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) commissioned the National Academies to consider whether and, if so, under what circumstances the agency should consider intentional human dosing studies conducted by third parties. The report considers relevant issues and outlines the recommendations of the Committee on the Use of Third Party Toxicity Research with Human Research Participants, which was convened for this purpose.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

This report of the Committee on Increasing Rates of Organ Donation convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies discusses ethical and social issues associated with increasing rates of organ donation, considers proposals, and offers recommendations.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

This publication reports the conclusions and recommendations of a committee of experts convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM) to develop an ethics framework for decision making about health standards in long duration and exploration class missions at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

This National Academies Press publication summarizes a one-day workshop, Military Medical Ethics: Issues Regarding Dual Loyalties, convened by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies on September 8, 2008. The workshop examined the ethical challenges faced by military health professionals and recommended approaches to address the need for training in medical ethics.

  • NASEM
  • ELSI
  • report
  • consensus study
  • workshop proceeding

Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Archive, US Department of Energy (DOE) The United States Department of Energy (DOE), an integral partner to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Human Genome Project, created the ELSI Archive to ensure future access to a variety of the ELSI materials it produced, such as ELSI articles in Human Genome News and a bibliography of ELSI publications produced prior to 1995.

  • Human Genome Project
  • fairness
  • Privacy
  • Stigmatization
  • commercialization
  • philosophical implications
  • reliability
  • confidentiality

This ASRM Ethics Committee Report published in 2019 highlights the need for shared information in the consent process, addresses preferences expressed by donors over who should receive their gametes and embryos, and considers the responsibilities that donors have to their own families, to recipient families, and to children conceived with their gametes and embryos.

  • ethics committee opinion
  • embryo donation
  • gamete donation
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • ASRM