Partner 9: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH)

Ethics and Governance (CELLS) WPL for WP2, Administrative Project Management (USER-M)

Two departments from the Leibniz Universität Hannover are involved in ARISE with distinct roles in the project.

The Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences (CELLS) was founded in 2010 by Hannover Medical School (MHH) and Leibniz Universitaet Hanover (LUH) as a successor unit to LUH's successful Medical Law and Bioethics Research Group. CELLS provides a platform for interdisciplinary research in the fields of medicine, law, philosophy and science. It is situated at and supported by both the Institute of Philosophy at LUH as well as the Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine at MHH.

CELLS consolidates expertise, personnel and resources of ongoing research on questions of ethics and law in the life sciences at MHH and LUH. It aims at developing and conducting additional international research projects. Currently ongoing research is being funded by the EU, German Science Foundation and German Federal Ministry for Research and Education. CELLS provides ethical and legal expertise and support to institutions in MHH and LUH and external research consortia and undertakes and publishes original research at the interface of law, philosophy and science.

The EU Liaison Office Hanover/Hildesheim at Leibniz Universität Hannover was founded in 1992 and provides a comprehensive range of advisory and support services for EU-funded research for all universities in the region. Having supported over 100 successful proposals involving the LUH in FP7, the Liaison Office avails of long-standing experience in both the preparation and implementation of EU-funded research and networking projects.

Within the Liaison Office, the USER-M project management office (LUH-USER-M) is a central, non-profit project management service for the administrative and financial management of EU projects offered by the EU Liaison Office Hanover/Hildesheim to the researchers at the regional universities. The aim is to allow researchers to concentrate on the scientific coordination of the project, thus ensuring an efficient use of resources and guaranteeing high management standards. USER-M is specifically tailored to the needs of EU FP projects and has to date been involved in the administrative management of 13 projects spanning FP5, FP6 and FP7.

Main tasks

  • The LUH-CELLS is WP leader for WP2 Ethics and Governance and will provide ethics and legal guidance on the complex ethical and regulatory issues involved in the procurement and allocation of human tissue products.
  • LUH-CELLS will also liaise closely with the external Ethics and Governance Council to ensure independent external supervision and advice regarding the ethical, legal and safety aspects concerning the clinical study and, in accompanying research, will generate new knowledge on ethics, legal and social issues in regenerative medicine.
  • LUH-USER-M: as a specialized project management office, USER-M will be responsible for the administrative and financial management of the ARISE consortium and will support the project’s communication activities and dissemination strategy.

Contributors to ARISE

Prof. Nils Hoppe, Professor, Director of CELLS
Dr. Jürgen Robienski, CELLS
Sissi Eklu-Natey, CELLS
Dr. Sonja Alles, Administrative Project Manager, LUH-USER-M