The world’s largest collection of bioethics research resources.

The KIE’s Bioethics Research Library makes Georgetown home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of scholarly bioethics materials in the world. What began as a few shelves of Institute scholars’ books has grown to include more than 100,000 books, journals, audiovisuals, and archival materials, as well as a growing collection of “gray” and “fugitive” literature that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

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A tradition of philosophical scholarship engaged with real-world problems.

The KIE’s founding scholars helped to create the field of bioethics, and our faculty’s strength in foundational areas of bioethics is unparalleled. Keeping pace with real-world developments in health and data technology, environmental science and policy, and the like, our collaborative community of researchers and practitioners continues to grow and expand into new areas.

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A sought-after destination for ethics researchers from around the world.

The visiting researchers program at the KIE has drawn scholarly researchers from around the world to our hilltop campus in the heart of Washington, DC, to work with Institute faculty and our team of research and reference specialists in the Bioethics Research Library.

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Thirty+ years of scholarly publication.

Now in its third decade of publication, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal's focus has evolved from an early emphasis on traditional concerns in bioethics—such as the ethics of clinical research and physician-patient relations—to include moral issues in emerging medical technologies and other aspects of human health and well-being, including public health ethics and environmental justice.

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