The central purpose of The Information and Documentation Centre on Ethics in Medicine (IDEM) is information brokering and to facilitate the access to information by documentation in the field of ethics in medicine.
IDEM works across disciplines and hosts expertise in medical ethics through the cooperation with the Academy for Ethics in Medicine (AEM) and the Department for Medical Ethics and History of Medicine at the University Medical Center Göttingen.
IDEM offers information about national and international congresses, conferences, workshops, summer schools, lecture series and trainings in the field of ethics in medicine.
IDEM produces an maintains the literature database ETHMED (ETHics in MEDicine), which is predominantly in German. IDEM is happy to share its expertise, gained over decades of experience with establishing databases and evaluating journals, with researchers, students and other groups who are looking for scientific literature on ethics in medicine.
IDEMs Library and Archive in the field of medical ethics offers aside from books and conference proceedings, newspapers, gray literature, law and court decisions especially copies of articles taken from journals in the past 20 years.
IDEM offers consulting to researchers, university students and other interested groups who are in search of national and international scientific medical literature, and conducts trainings on this topic.
IDEM informs about films, new books, literature reviews and press comments on ethics in medicine.