This policy briefing from The Nuffield Council on Bioethics sets out the key ethical considerations relevant to public health measures being introduced to manage the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

19th May 2021 • comment

This Nuffield Council on Bioethics report from January 2020 contains the findings of a two year in-depth inquiry. The aim was to identify ways in which research can be undertaken ethically during emergencies, in order to promote the contribution that ethically-conducted research can make to improving current and future emergency preparedness and response.

1st March 2021 • comment

The Global Code of Conduct for Research in Resource-Poor Settings aims to stop the export of unethical research practices to low and middle income countries.

5th October 2020 • comment
21st May 2019 • comment

Academic literature: Community engagement: Leadership tool for catastrophic health events

by Mesh Editorial Team, Monica Schoch-Spana, Crystal Franco, Jennifer B. Nuzzo, and Christiana Usenza
14th December 2018 • comment

This paper briefly summarises the discussion of a committee which aimed to assess clinical trials conducted in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

20th November 2018 • comment

This report, commissioned by the Wellcome Trust in 2006, presents the results of qualitative research exploring public attitudes towards the governance of biomedical research.

26th March 2018 • comment

The Wellcome Trust commissioned report from 2013 on the general public’s attitudes to different types of personal data and data linking. The research looked at whether health data are viewed differently from other types of data, and what are the perceived risks and benefits, to self and society, of linking different kinds of data for research and other purposes.

19th February 2018 • comment

This paper may be of interest to readers thinking about the local political and historical context and how this impacts on both science culture and the culture of science communication or public engagement within a country. This article focuses on South Africa although many of the considerations within it are likely to be pertinent in other countries which experienced colonialism. 

15th February 2018 • comment

 This qualitative study examined the perceptions, experiences and concerns of 32 research stakeholders about data-sharing practices.

7th February 2018 • comment

Photovoice Ethics is a report and ethical guide for researchers who want to explore sensitive topics with their audiences.   

20th October 2017 • comment

A summary of a report exploring Community Engagement, what it means to global health researchers and its relationship to research ethics. 

29th September 2017 • comment