REBIRTH Mitglieder

Strech, Daniel

Strech, Daniel, Prof. Dr. med. PhD


REBIRTH Unit Ethical and Legal Dimensions, CELLS - Centre for Ethics and Law in the Life Sciences Institute of Philosophy (LUH) and Institute for History, Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine (MHH)

Biography / About

Date of Birth:July, 1975
Function:Full (W3) Professor, DFG funded Heisenberg-Professorship


1996 - 2003Medicine (M.D.)
1997 - 2004Major: Philosophy (M.A. includes B.A. equivalent)
2004Doctorate of Medicine (Dr. med.)
2007Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD, Dr. phil.)
2011Post-doctoral lecturing qualification (Habilitation) for „Ethics and Theory of Medicine and Public Health“

Academic appointments and Research posts:

2003 - 2005Residency, Charité University of Berlin, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
2005 - 2006Postdoctoral Research Fellow (DFG stipend), Postgraduate program “Bioethics”, University of Tübingen
2006 - 2008Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Medical Ethics, Tübingen
2007Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Bioethics, USA
2008 - 2014Assistant (W1) Professor, MHH
2012 - 2013Interim Director, Institute for Biomedcial Ethics, University of Zürich
Since 2014 Full (W3) Professor, MHH (funded as DFG Heisenberg professorship)

Other professional activities:

Since 2013Permanent Working Group of German Research Ethics Committees (AKMEK), member of working groups „Biobanks“ und „Study registration“
Since 2014WHO, member of review group for guideline „Ethics of Public Health Surveillance”
2014 - 2015Leopoldina, member of working group „Evidenced-based Medicine for the Elderly“
Since 2015German Medical Council (BÄK), Permanent working group on organ transplantation (StäKO), member of working groups „Ethics and rules of Conduct”, „CAS Method“

Major research interests:

  • Risk-Benefit Analysis in Research and Health Technology Assessment
  • Quality of Informed Consent
  • Social Value of Research
  • Strategies for Efficient Research Governance
  • Public Involvement

Selected Publications:

  1. Wieschowski S, Silva DS, Strech D*. Animal Study Registries: Results from a Stakeholder Analysis on Potential Strengths, Weaknesses, Facilitators, and Barriers. PLoS Biology. 2016. 14(11)
  2. Mertz M, Kahrass H, Strech D*. Current state of ethics literature synthesis: a systematic review of reviews. BMC Medicine. 2016. 14(1):152
  3. Langhof H*, Lander J, Strech D. Input analysis for two public consultations on the EU Clinical Trials Regulation. Health Research Policy and Systems. 2016. 14(1):69
  4. Chin WW, Wieschowski S, Prokein J, Illig T, Strech D*. Ethics Reporting in Biospecimen and Genetic Research: Current Practice and Suggestions for Changes. PLoS Biology. 2016. 14(8):e1002521
  5. Strech D*, Bein S, Brumhard M, Eisenmenger W, Glinicke C, Herbst T, Jahns R, von Kielmansegg S, Schmidt G, Taupitz J, Tröger HD. A template for broad consent in biobank research. Results and explanation of an evidence and consensus-based development process. European Journal of Medical Genetics. 2016
  6. Strech D*, Littmann J, on behalf of the OPEN consortium. The contribution and attitudes of research ethics committees to complete registration and non-selective reporting of clinical trials. A European survey, Research Ethics. 2016.
  7. Strech D, Mertz M (Eds.). Ethics and Governance of Biomedical Research. Theory and Practice. Springer International (Series: Research Ethics Forum). 2016. Amsterdam
  8. Lander J, Hainz T, Hirschberg I, Strech D*. Current practice of public involvement activities in biomedical research and innovation. A systematic qualitative review, PLoS ONE. 2014
  9. Knüppel H, Mertz M, Schmidhuber M, Neitzke G, Strech D*. Inclusion of ethical issues in dementia guidelines: a thematic text analysis, PLoS Medicine. 2013. 10(8):e1001498
  10. Strech D*. Normative arguments and new solutions for the unbiased registration and publication of clinical trials, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2012. 65(3):276-81

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