A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research
Duration 0.5 days
Training Units 1.0
Team Researcher Academy

This course is delivered by the Researcher Academy

Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. Semester 1 courses will be available for booking from the second week of October and Semester 2 courses from the second week of February.

Target Audience: This course is for postgraduate research students and early career research staff in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences only.

This is a short 2 hour session. Each tutor will lecture for approx 45 minutes and there will be opportunities for discussions at the end of each lecture.

To provide an overview of the ethical issues associated with biomedical research involving human tissue and animals and how these are reconciled in the UK. To gain an overview of the ethical issues associated with research involving human subjects and tissue within the NHS and how this is regulated within the UK.

By the end of the course you will have knowledge of:
  • the ethical issues relating to clinical research involving human subjects and tissue, and to biomedical research with animals
  • an overview of the legislation safeguarding laboratory animals
  • the ethical framework in which research is conducted with NHS patients
  • with both patient and animal research, how these safeguards are implemented
  • sources for further information and advice
  • the specific provision made by NHS Research Ethics Committees in research governance
Please note if you have already attended a Home Office licensee course then the animal studies section of this workshop will cover similar content.   

Related courses

M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans Programme

Researcher Academy Researcher Development Programme

Course dates for 2019/20 will be published in early October 2019.  If there are no dates listed below then the instance(s) of the course has (have) already taken place for 2019/20 academic year.

Booking Conditions

Latecomer policy

Researchers should plan to arrive prior to the advertised course start time. Except for exceptional reasons, there will be no admittance to a Researcher Academy or Faculty Training Programme (FTP) course 15 minutes after the advertised course start time.

Importance of booking commitment

When booking on to a Researcher Academy short course you are entering into a commitment to attend. If you find that you are no longer available to attend you MUST cancel your place (on the system if more than three days before the course) or if at short notice by emailing pg-training@nottingham.ac.uk. This will ensure that your place can be offered to another researcher on the waiting list. Failure to cancel a place results in other researchers missing out on places through the waiting list process.

It is unacceptable for researchers to just not attend when booked onto a course. Researcher Academy maintains records of those who repeatedly do not attend courses they have booked. This may affect future eligibility to book onto further Researcher Academy courses and will affect considerations for Researcher Academy funded opportunities.



Pre-Requisites This course is designed for postgraduate research students in the Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty.
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