The Cyprus National Bioethics Committee (CNBC) was established in 2001 by the Law No. 150 (I) of 2001, Law Providing for the Establishment and Function of the National Bioethics Committee.
The CNBC is an independent body and is not subject to the administrative control of any ministry, independent officer, department or service and has the powers provided by the present or any other Law.
The CNBC has 13 members, including the chairperson. The members represent different professions and disciplines, and are appointed by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus for a term of office of four years. According to the provisions of the legislation, at least four members must emerge from the humanities and social sciences sector; four members must emerge from the area of medical and biological sciences, and four members from the area of any other science or profession or who are distinguished in any area of activity for their contribution.