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Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas (FVGiL)

Fundació Víctor Grífols i Lucas (FVGiL)

http://www.fundaciogrifols.org

The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation was created in 1998 with the mission of promoting bioethics through dialogue between specialists in a range of areas.

The close links between the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation and Bioinformatics Barcelona Association (BIB) will promote educational initiatives and the discussion and analysis of ethical issues relating to bioinformatics, a discipline that involves the management of personal data that often has implications for the health of individuals concerned, both now and in the future. As a result, it is essential that such data is used responsibly, reconciling care and research needs with safety considerations and respect for privacy.

These issues therefore need to be integrated into training, education and research processes. The BIB's working group on Ethics, Safety and Regulation, of which the Foundation is a member, is part of a wider effort towards achieving this goal.