Univ.-Ass. Dr. Norbert Alzmann

Curriculum Vitae

Norbert Alzmann studied biology at the University of Ulm (Germany). After his diploma in 1998 he was staff member at the "Integrated Preclinical Education System (IVA)" of the University of Ulm, a project to advance education by developing computer based learning systems. From January 2000 to December 2003 he worked for a consulting bureau in Ulm. From January 2004 to December 2006 he had a scholarship at the interdisciplinary postgraduate Research Training Group "Bioethics" of the German Science Foundation (DFG) located at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) of the University of Tübingen (Germany). Following this, he worked as a scientific assistant at the IZEW. From January 2008 to June 2009 he worked as a scientific assistant at the Chair for Ethics in the Life Sciences at the University of Tübingen. From November 2009 to October 2010 Norbert Alzmann was project manager of an online job search portal in the field of research with alternatives to animal experiments. In 2010 he graduated in the subject ethics in the life sciences by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Eve-Marie Engels, Chair for Ethics in the Life Sciences, with his PhD dissertation on assessing the ethical defensibility of animal experiments. Since winter semester 2010 he is involved in teaching at the Chair for Ethics in the Life Sciences on subjects in the field of animal ethics and he is visiting lecturer for the Basic Ethical-Philosophical Studies (EPG) at the University of Tübingen. Since September 2010 Norbert Alzmann is member of the advisory commission on animal experiments of the administrative district Tübingen. Since March 2012 he is university assistant at the unit "Ethics and Human-Animal Studies" at the Messerli Research Institute in Vienna.

 

Main fields of research

  • Balancing of interests in the field of animal experimentation
  • Animal ethics
 

Current research project

Practical compendium on the implementation of the EU Directive on animal experimentation (Directive 2010/63/EU): “Scientific responsibility in animal experimentation: A handbook for practice”

The legal framework on animal experimentation is defined in an EU directive, which has to be implemented on national level in the course of this year. For this reason a cooperation project was launched between the unit "Ethics and Human-Animal Studies" at the Messerli Research Institute, the unit on Animal Welfare and Veterinary Law at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, the Medical University of Vienna and the University of Vienna. It is aim to develop a practical handbook for responsible researchers and members of advisory committees on the implementation of normative claims in the field of animal experimentation. Project leader: Univ.Prof. Dr. Herwig Grimm.

 

Publications (Sample)

  • Alzmann, N. (2012): Die anstehende Umsetzung der EU-Tierversuchsrichtlinie und die Frage der ethischen Bewertung von Tierversuchsanträgen – Standpunkt. In: Bioethica Forum 2012 (Schweizer Zeitschrift für Biomedizinische Ethik, Ed.: Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Biomedizinische Ethik SGBE), Vol. 5 No. 1 Tierversuche, 27-28.
  • Alzmann, N. (2011): Zur umfassenden Kriterienauswahl für die Ermittlung der ethischen Vertretbarkeit von Tierversuchsvorhaben. In: Kovács, L./Brand, C. (Ed.): Forschungspraxis Bioethik. (Reihe Lebenswissenschaften im Dialog, Bd. 10). Freiburg/Munich: Verlag Karl Alber, 183-197.
  • Alzmann, N. (2010): Zur Beurteilung der ethischen Vertretbarkeit von Tierversuchen. Dissertation Department of Biology, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Tübingen, 446 p.
  • Alzmann, N. (2009): Zur Notwendigkeit einer umfassenden Kriterienauswahl für die Ermittlung der ethischen Vertretbarkeit von Tierversuchsvorhaben. In: Borchers, D./Luy, J. (Ed.): Der ethisch vertretbare Tierversuch – Kriterien und Grenzen. Paderborn: Mentis, 141-170.
  • Alzmann, N. (2008): Zusammenfassung des Workshops „Die Rolle der Tierversuchskommissionen in der biomedizinischen Forschung in Deutschland“ unter der Leitung von Dr. Ursula Sauer. In: Brand, C./Engels, E.-M./Ferrari, A./Kovács, L. (Ed.): Wie funktioniert Bioethik? Paderborn: Mentis, 321-324.

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