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Ethics Research

Research ethics are especially relevant in the face of pandemics

Newly emerging pandemics like Covid-19 raise many ethical issues for medical staff. Especially - If there are no available treatments, should you improvise based on anecdotal evidence? As with most ethical issues - the answers … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th April 2020

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Ethics

The Ethics of Guide Dogs

For over 80 years guide dogs have been aiding blind people to live more active and fulfilling lives. However, a recent discussion on ITV’s popular breakfast show ‘Good Morning Britain’ raised the question; “is training … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 19th November 2018

Ethics Research

National Research Administrator Day – here’s to you!

Today is National Research Administrator Day – a special annual event to recognise the essential contribution that administrators make to research across the globe. Research Administrators have many roles, from providing compliance … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 24th September 2020

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Ethics Research

Is gene editing one step too far?

Gene editing could eliminate some diseases - but at what cost to the future of the human race? What is the true risk of gene editing? Originally discovered by a researcher from Osaka University in 1987, gene editing could … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 10th December 2018

Dark Side of Football
Ethics

Does Football have a Darker Side?

Does Football have a Darker Side? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but to what extent is there diversity in professional sports? Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities and genders really expect … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 7th August 2018

Vaccination
Ethics

Mandatory Vaccinations: A Moral Dilemma?

The invention of vaccinations is often regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in modern medicine. No other medical intervention has single-handedly saved as many lives or improved quality of life as much. However, recent … Read More

by Kallie Price, 1st April 2019

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Ethics

Is Women’s Cycling “Just Business”?

Is Women’s Cycling ‘Just Business’? Sports can often be identified as a mixing pot of individuals, but how much diversity is there really in the world of sports. Can people of all backgrounds, ethnicities … Read More

by Sophie Griffith, 8th August 2018

Stress
Social Care

Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing?

Do Employers Have A Responsibility For Their Employees’ Mental Wellbeing? With an estimated 1 in 4 people exeriencing a mental health problem in any given year, it is perhaps unsurprising that our mental wellbeing is … Read More

by Kallie Price, 10th August 2018

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Ethics Research

No News is Good News

Yes - of course this is a Covid-19 post.  However, I’m not going to simply highlight the over-rich daily diet of mortality rates and pictures of people spectacularly breaking lockdown rules.  This time, its … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 26th May 2020

Ethics Research

Statistical analysis exposes dubious data in 2% of anaesthesia trials

Statistical analysis of over 5,000 published trials has highlighted 90 that contain dubious data. This is equivalent to around 2% of the trials examined using statistical tools to identify anomalies hidden within the … Read More

by Ashley Smith, 19th February 2018