17 May 2022
All applicants for HRA approvals for COVID-19 research are strongly encouraged to involve people with relevant lived experience in the design, conduct, and dissemination of their studies. To support this, the HRA has established a public involvement matching service to connect researchers and public involvement networks. As of 4 June, the database has details of 21 networks across the UK ready to support COVID-19 research.
The Nuffield Council is a strong proponent of community and patient engagement in research. We believe that involving people at all stages of research is a vital part of conducting research ethically. We are pleased to share the news of this important and timely HRA initiative.
17 May 22
Ethics tools for decision-makers: Responding to public health threats
Drawing on our in-depth work on public health ethics, we have published ethics tools to help decision-makers develop a proportionate response to public health threats.
A new public dialogue exploring the ethical and social considerations of COVID-19 has found that addressing the societal inequalities worsened by the pandemic, building trust and transparency into government policies, and involving the public more in policy making are key areas of public concern and interest.
27 Sep 2021