We are an independent body that informs policy and public debate about the ethical questions raised by biological and medical research.

We aim to address the subjects and topics which have been raised by recent developments in science. Explore the topics we are currently examining or have previously examined.

We produce different types of publication from in-depth reports on the significant issues in bioscience and medicine to short guides and briefing notes. Browse our publications here.


28 Jan 2020

Research in global health emergencies

Our latest report explores how research may be conducted ethically in global health emergencies.

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What we do

We tackle some of the most difficult issues in bioethics and have significant impact both nationally and internationally.

What we do