A Culture of Collaboration

Invitation to the International Symposium in memory of Prof. Peter J. Meier-Abt

19 July 2022 from 10:15 -18:00
University of Basel
Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel

The University of Basel, together with the Research Ethics Committee of the Canton of Zürich and swissethics, invites you to an international scientific symposium.

The aim is to discuss how scientists, clinicians, regulators, research ethics committees, academic institutions, and funding agencies share responsibilities to enhance value and progress in science and medicine. This was a key concern of Prof. Meier-Abt as a researcher and former vice-rector of the University of Basel and former president of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

National and international speakers from renowned universities will present cutting-edge examples of data sharing and collaboration between various actors that are vital to foster high quality international biomedical research. Concrete steps will be debated regarding how to overcome present shortcomings, enhance translation in biomedicine, and strive towards a culture of collaboration.


The symposium will be held in Basel in person. There is no possibility to participate online.
Please register only if you will attend the conference in person in Basel. The symposium is free of cost, including lunch and apéro, however, for logistic reasons, we ask everyone to register: