Fakultät Kommissionen Ethics Committee Legal matters

Legal matters

A legal framework is the indispensable foundation for our daily work. The most important aspects are briefly described below. 

Clinical Trials with medicinal products

Clinical trials with medical devices

Studies according to Sec. 15 of the Professional Code of the State Medical Association of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Radiation Protection Act / Radiation Protection Ordinance

Data Protection

Additional Directives and Guidelines


With their judgment dated 12 May 1998, the Regional Court of Hamburg ruled that anyone setting a link is co-responsible for the content of the linked website where appropriate. According to the Regional Court of Hamburg, this may only be prevented by explicitly distancing oneself from the content of such links. 

The Ethics Committee of the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg therefore expressly emphasizes that they are not assuming any liability for the accuracy or completeness of the links cited above. The Ethics Committee is also not responsible for the content of other Internet websites to which reference is made by these links. Insofar as regulations and laws are reproduced, only the official publication of such regulations and laws is binding.