The Centre for Professional Ethics is an internationally renowned research and teaching institution at the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom. Since its establishment in 1993, it has gained a reputation for excellence in applied philosophy, particularly in bioethics and environmental ethics. The Centre has significant expertise in co-ordinating and participating in European projects (Euroscreen I, Euroscreen II, EuroGenBank, Xenotransplantation in Europe, Euro Elsav, EuroPHEN, ELSAGEN, EMPIRE, BESHA) as well as projects funded by other sources (e.g. Wellcome Trust, German Ministry of Science, Academy of Finland, Nordic Academy of Advanced Studies). EuroGenBank and ELSAGEN are of particular relevance in the context of CLINT, as they dealt with legal, ethical and social implications of biobanks.
In the areas of global bioethics and environmental ethics, staff are amongst the most well-known in the UK which is reflected in the amount of consultancy work and external funding the Centre has been able to attract. Within the Centre, Dr. Doris Schroeder, the current Head of Centre is well placed to support the CLINT project.