Terms of Reference

The Commission is an independent advisory body of experts addressed to public authorities either by its own initiative or upon request. Its mission is to highlight the interaction of life sciences and contemporary social values. In particular, the Commission
(a) investigates the ethical, social and legal aspects that arise from scientific advances in biology, biotechnology, medicine and genetics,
(b) outlines, in collaboration with the respective ministries, proposals of general policy and provides specific recommendations on related issues,
(c) collaborates with international organizations and related bodies and represents Greece to international fora, and
(d) informs the public on issues related to biotechnological advances and the impact of their applications promoting public awareness and dialogue.

The Commission has also the responsibility to co-ordinate other relevant committees at a national level. More details can be found in the Commission's founding law and the rules of procedure. The General Secretariat of the Government supports the Commission on a financial and administrative level.