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Welcome to the Ethics Resource Platform

Our goal is to cultivate ethics literacy at ETH Zurich

The Health Ethics & Policy Lab curates the Ethics Resource Platform. With this platform, we want to encourage students to learn about ethics in the research environment and to highlight the many ethical resources that can assist students with ethical decision making. Prof. Effy Vayena leads this project, with support from Prof. Sarah Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich

Curated Resources

Ethics Education

What is ethics?

ethics. noun

eth·​ic | \ ˈe-thik \

  1. ethics plural in form but singular or plural in construction : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation
  2. a) set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values;
    b) the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group professional ethics;
    c) a guiding philosophy;
    d) a consciousness of moral importance forge;
  3. a set of moral issues or aspects (such as rightness).


Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2019

Our thanks to


Gérald Achermann, Julia Amann, Alessandro Blasimme, Caroline Brall, Dorothée Caminiti, Anina Eglin, Agata Ferretti, Felix Gille, Marcello Ienca, Ellen Lapper, Rebecca Patterson, Effy Vayena, Lutz Wingert, Manuel Schneider, Robert Schikowski and Joanna Sleigh.

ETH Supporters

The Ethics Commission, the Office of Research, the Good Scientific Practice Commission, the Interactive Media and Design Lab, and the Office of the Rector.


The Health Ethics & Policy Lab is an interdisciplinary and dynamic group experimenting with ideas in health ethics and policy. Our team has expertise in philosophy, social science, clinical medicine, public health, data science, health policy, law.

Situated in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, ETH Zurich is pioneering solutions to the global challenges of today and tomorrow. It has more than 20,000 students from over 120 different countries.