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15 July 2014
The Council is looking to recruit an experienced communications professional to cover maternity leave for a period of around 12 months, beginning in early October 2014. The post will involve disseminating and promoting the work of the Council to a...
25 June 2014
Our series of events on the culture of scientific research got off to a flying start last week, with lively discussions taking place at Sheffield University on 18 June and University College London on 20 June. In Sheffield, Hugh Whittall chaired a...
24 June 2014
The Council has published a record of developments relevant to its April 2013 report Donor conception: ethical aspects of information sharing. This report considered the interests of people affected by donor conception and made recommendations on...
05 June 2014
A packed audience heard Ilina Singh and Vincent Walsh of the Council’s Working Party on novel neurotechnologies speak about the science and ethics of brain stimulation at a Cheltenham Science Festival event on 3 June. Part of the festival...
02 June 2014
We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new members of Council from June 2014:  Professor Heather Widdows  Heather Widdows hold the John Ferguson Chair of Global Ethics in the Philosophy Department at the University of...
22 May 2014
We are delighted to announce the first discussion events being co-hosted by the Council and universities as part of our project exploring the culture of scientific research in the UK. The aim of the events will be to debate how the different...
21 May 2014
We have had a fantastic response to our survey on the culture of scientific research in the UK, with over 800 responses so far. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to send us their views. Some interesting patterns are emerging....
19 May 2014
On 14 May a new Concordat on Openness in Animal Research in the UK was launched, to which more than 70 organisations involved with biosciences in the UK have signed up. The Concordat commits its signatories to enhance their openness and...
16 May 2014
The Council held its annual Forward Look seminar on 13 May, where it considered possible future work topics. This year, three new topics were discussed by Council members and invited experts: Funding pressures in the NHS Complementary medicine...
02 May 2014
The Council’s Working Party on children and clinical research presented its current work to young people and parents at a meeting on Wednesday 30 April. Guests also included members of a stakeholder group formed at the outset of this work,...
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...

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