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03 April 2014
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics is seeking to appoint an office administrator. This is a full time position and the salary is in the range of £24,500 - £27,500 per annum (dependent on skills and experience).  The main purpose of...
27 March 2014

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What motivates scientists and what pressures are they under? What effects are funding, publishing and governance systems having on the production of high quality, ethical scientific research? Is competition in science a good thing? These are some...
26 March 2014
The Council has launched two films as part of a project in support of its current work on children and clinical research. The project – a collaboration with researchers from the University of Sussex, the University of Nottingham, and the...
19 March 2014
On 28 January 2014 the Council held a roundtable scoping meeting to help explore and establish the major ethical and societal questions raised by the increasing use of cosmetic procedures. The aim of this roundtable meeting was to bring together a...
07 March 2014
New proposals in the government's plan to improve dementia care closely reflect the advice published by the council in 2009. Last week NHS England announced that it will invest £90 million to improve diagnosis of dementia, and it reported...
27 February 2014
The Government has today published a consultation on draft Regulations to allow the use of new treatments to avoid inherited mitochondrial DNA disorders. This follows a consultation and review held by the HFEA between June and December 2012, which...
26 February 2014
A cross-departmental Government Delivery Plan aimed at reducing the use of animals in research has reflected some of the key recommendations made in the Nuffield Council’s 2005 report on the ethical issues raised by research involving...
25 February 2014
Over recent months the Council’s Working Party on children and clinical research has held a series of factfinding meetings as part of the evidence gathering process for this project. The aim of the meetings has been to gather views and...
10 February 2014
We are delighted to announce the appointment of three new members of Council:                            ...
05 February 2014
The Council is co-ordinating a new project that will examine the culture of scientific research in the UK. The project will gather views on the pressures currently experienced by researchers, how this affects the behaviour of researchers and the...
23 January 2014
New guidance from The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) reflects some key recommendations of the Council’s report on novel neurotechnologies. Find out more about how...
13 January 2014
The Council has a broad membership which is revisited from time to time to ensure that it includes the appropriate experience and expertise. We are now seeking applications for a new Council member with a background in philosophy.  Candidates...
10 January 2014
The Council’s Working Party on biological and health data held its fourth fact-finding meeting on 8 January 2014. The meeting focused on issues relating to international data sharing, and the Working Party heard from the following experts:...
09 January 2014
Demanding Dilemmas, a children’s radio series supported by the Council, is currently airing on Fun Kids radio station. The ten part series features characters Bene and Mal and is written for 6 to 12 year olds. It aims to introduce children and...
07 January 2014
Did you know that the Council produces teaching resources to support discussion and debate of a wide range of bioethics topics? The resources are free to download from this new and refreshed section of the website, which we hope will make it easier...
26 November 2013
The Council and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) have today announced a new Fellowship to help promote informed debate of bioethics among Parliamentarians. The Council is funding a three-month Fellowship based at POST each...
20 November 2013
Susan Wallace of the Council’s Working Party on biological and health data addressed 280 secondary school students during the third annual L’Oréal Young Scientist Centre unconference at the Royal Institution on Friday 15 November...
15 November 2013
We are pleased to announce that the Council is supporting children’s radio station Fun Kids to develop educational radio features that introduce children and parents to basic concepts of bioethics and aims to promote discussion of a range of...
07 November 2013
Today has seen the launch of Personal Genome Project UK, an organisation seeking 100,000 UK volunteers to have their genomes sequenced. Their sequence analysis data will be made available to the volunteers and to researchers around the globe. The...
17 October 2013

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How should researchers, public services and entrepreneurs make use of the ever increasing volume and variety of biomedical data now being collected? What implications do such uses have for the privacy of individuals? The Nuffield Council on...

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