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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. E.L.M. (Els) Maeckelberghe

Associate Professor in Bioethics and Research Ethics / Confidential Advisor Scientific Integrity
dr. E.L.M. (Els) Maeckelberghe

Ethics in Health Care
Medical Humanities

All courses, lectures, etc. including the movie 'Scientific Integrity' mentioned below are developed solely by (and under the responsibility of) Dr. Maeckelberghe.


Scientific Integrity


Good scientific research is also ethically sound research, but what does this practically mean? The aim of the courses is to introduce students to problems and tools of research ethics. Topics covered in the research ethics courses address all phases of scientific research from research problem selection, methodology, working with research subjects to issues of international collaboration, commercialisation and authorship. The courses are designed as interactive courses training students and researchers to recognise ethical issues in their daily work and discussing opportunities to deal with these. This means that also institutional and other tools are discussed such as the role and functions of Institutional Review Boards, the UMCG protocol and risk-benefit assessments.

  • Scientific Integrity - JSM FMW (2EC)
  • Medische technologie en maatschappij - BA LST Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen (FWN) en de Faculteit der Medische Wetenschappen (FMW) (5EC)


  • Masterclass Leadership in Medical Ethics      
  • Professionalism and Ethics in Science (lecture) 
  • Onderzoek met mensen: METC - Bijdrage aan cursus FaTEM (BA) Wiskunde en natuurwetenschappen: Farmacie (lectiue) 
  •  Scientific Integrity  - Share Research master Clinical and Psychosocial epidemiology UMCG (3 EC) 
  • Technology and the ethics of research - Master LST Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen (FWN) en de Faculteit der Medische Wetenschappen (FMW) (5EC)
  • Masterthesis Medical Students and Students Philosophy (25EC)
  • Masterstudents of philosophy (internship 10 EC)

PhD - students (Graduate School Medical Sciences)

Ethics in Research and Research Integrity (2,5 EC)


  • Masterclass Zorgethiek PtHU Stichting Relief Morele reflectie en moreel beraad in zorgethisch perspectief (lecture)
  • Advanced nursing courses: moral deliberation (workshops)


  • Healthy ageing UMCG (lecture)
  • Global Health, Pediatrics, Ageing Brain UMCG (lecture)
  • Ageing- European Medical School Oldenburg (lecture)
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