As a network, JMED promotes exchange between young scientists in the field of medical ethics and provides a suitable platform for this purpose. The network lives from the active participation and solidarity of its members. Accordingly, we assume that all members are willing to be actively involved. Active participation can take different forms.

Peer Mentoring

If necessary, all active members are expected to assist others with their own expertise in the form of peer mentoring. To this end, we keep an internally accessible list of active members and their personal skills: these can be thematic, methodological, or didactic, but they can also be in strategic or administrative areas - i.e. in the fields of project planning, publication strategies, commission work, or interviewing. Over time, we hope to develop a structure in which doctoral students and post-docs can support each other and develop a broad spectrum of expertise.

Networking and collaboration

The two annual meetings give members the opportunity to become personally acquainted and to initiate projects among themselves. We look forward to regular participation by members.

Organization of events

Network events are organized on a rotating basis to distribute workload and travel times. Active participation in the planning and organization of our annual workshops is welcome and will be discussed at the meetings.

Who can become an active member?

The Young Medical Ethics Network is aimed at young researchers in the field of medical ethics. Here, we explicitly understand “young” as a self-designation that is not tied to chronological age but rather to one’s position within the scientific system. This mainly refers to post-doctoral researchers (including those completing a “Habilitation”) and advanced doctoral students (shortly before completing their doctorate) who see their professional future in science and medical ethics. Membership of the AEM is not a prerequisite for active membership in the Young Medical Ethics Network.


According to our understanding, professors in temporary positions do not fall under the category of young researchers. Of course, if you want to support young scientists in our field and are looking for competent contacts, you should feel free to contact us. We would also be happy if you supported our network in other ways, for example by being available as a specialist for one of our annual workshops and encouraging your employees to take part in the events.

Can one also be a “passive member”?

JMED thrives on the exchange and mutual support of its members. Therefore, we do not offer a “passive membership”. If you are still interested in the activities and events, you can subscribe to our newsletter, in which we regularly circulate information about news, events, and calls for proposals of the network. However, only registered active members have access to JMED's internal resources.

How can I become active?

In the internal member area, we provide a list of all current members, including information on disciplinary background, special expertise, research focus, place of work, and contact details. This enables you to contact specific people.


In addition, it is possible in the internal member area to send inquiries to the group, to which individual members can respond if they feel addressed or can help.


If you can imagine engaging in this form of active networking and would like to become a member, please fill out the following form.

Become a member

Membership in JMED is free of charge. However, we would be delighted if you supported the Academy for Ethics in Medicine e.V. (AEM) by becoming a member.

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