Driven by the general goal of contributing to scientific progress and to show great transparency in our doing of research and presentation of results, we have started to include “ethics” as tutor of critical rationalization to our agenda. Therewith we want to set sustainable conditions for research with human remains (practical ethics), and to foster the discussion of general theoretical groundwork.

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