A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research (webinar) Faculty of MHS only
Duration 2 hours
Team Researcher Academy

This online course is delivered by the Researcher Academy
Researcher Academy and Faculty Training Programme (MHS FTP) 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.

Process: This is a short 2 hour webinar, split into two parts. This will include a pre-recorded lecture and a live interactive lecture. Each part, separated by a short break, will be approximately 45 minutes in duration and there will be opportunities for discussions at the end of each part.

Aims: 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.   

There is a classroom version of this course 'A question of ethics: the use of humans and animals in biomedical research'

Related courses:

M&HS Faculty Training Programme and N-trans Programme

Researcher Academy Researcher Development Programme

Booking Conditions 

Our webinars/ online courses are very popular, especially in the current period and we are experiencing large volumes of people on our waiting lists.  

Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for webinars/ online courses will still be recorded and corresponding training points, when shown as available, will be awarded.


This session may be recorded. If a recording is kept of the session, then please note, that it may be made available to the wider University of Nottingham researcher community.

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