Evidence gathering

Background paper

A background paper was written in November 2016 to provide an overview of key ethical and governance challenges associated with conducting research and innovation in the context of global health emergencies. The paper, Conducting research in the context of global health emergencies: identifying key ethical and governance issueswas written by Dr Agomoni Ganguli Mitra, Research Associate (Liminal Spaces Project) and Teaching Fellow, Mason Institute, School of Law, University of Edinburgh and Dr Nayha Sethi, Research Fellow (Liminal Spaces Project) and Deputy Director, Mason Institute, School of Law, University of Edinburgh.

2016 workshop

On 9 December 2016 the Council hosted a workshop of invited guests to explore the ethical challenges for research and innovation that arise in the context of global health emergencies; to consider in the light of recent and ongoing work by a number of agencies what ‘ethical gaps’ still arose; and what further work (by itself or others) might be valuable.

The workshop was chaired by Jonathan Montgomery, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and of the Health Research Authority.

Download a note of the meeting.

Download the agenda for this meeting.

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