TISS.EU aims to evaluate legislative and regulatory documents in relation to the procurement, storage and transfer of human tissue and cells for research in the European Union. The project’s aim is to assess the impact made by European Union’s regulatory activities to date on research in the member states (plus Switzerland). To this end, the project will accumulate and compare national legislative instruments and guidelines with the help of external experts and make these data available to the public. As a culmination of the project, recommendations are to be drafted for possible ethical and legal guidelines in the interests of European-wide convergence and harmonisation.
Coordinator: Department for Ethics and History of Medicine, Germany, University of Göttingen
Funded by: European Commission
Funding period: 2008-2011
Project website: http://www.tisseu.uni-hannover.de