Research ethics and integrity
Research ethics and integrity feature strongly in the Centre's research portfolio. Interests range from regulatory issues in the development of innovation, to ethical issues in patient and public involvement in research.
The Centre is the UK partner for the EU funded PRINTEGER project, and is exploring ethical and legal issues in surgical innovation with the NIHR funded Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
The ethics of surgical innovation
Funded through the NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre, Huxtable, Ives and Birchley are working with colleagues on the Surgical Innovation workstream to explore ethical issues in the practice and regulation of surgical innovation. Our work utilises a blend of empirical and theoretical approaches including narrative synthesis, concept analysis, ethical analysis, legal analysis, and qualitative research. Alice Toms’ PhD research focuses on the regulatory and legal issues associated with surgical innovation.
PRINTEGER (Promoting Integrity as an Integral Dimension of Excellence in Research)
PRINTEGER is an EU funded project, led in Bristol by ter Meulen, with Deans and Kennedy. The project has partners in the Netherlands, Estonia, Belgium, Norway, Germany, and Italy, and uses a range of empirical and theoretical methods to explore concepts of research integrity.
Public understanding of genomic medicine and research in Sri Lanka
Funded by the Wellcome Trust, this is a project in which Ives and Deans are collaborating with colleagues in Sri Lanka to undertake pilot qualitative work exploring public understandings of genomics in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with a view to developing appropriate consent processes for genomic research.