The Thesaurus Ethics in the Life Sciences is a multilingual and controlled indexing and research tool including all fields of bioethics. The Thesaurus provides adequate coverage of current developments in bioethics – a field of science characterised by heterogeneity and multidisciplinarity – and should prove useful in making literature research and indexing more efficient.

The various functional features of the Thesaurus are mainly geared to the needs of the two major target groups: researchers – both experts and interested members of the public – as well as librarians and information specialists indexing bioethical literature and documents.