Nuffield Council of BioEthics Company Profile

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The Foundation's income (around £9m a year) comes from the returns on its investments. It does not fund-raise, or receive money from the Government. The Foundation's financial independence and lack of vested interests helps to ensure an impartial and even-handed approach to problems in the projects it funds.

Most of the Foundtion's income is spent on grants some of which are for research and others support practical innovation or development, often in voluntary sector organisations. In both cases the preference is for work that has wide significance, beyond the local or routine. The Foundation looks to support projects that are imaginative and innovative, take a thoughtful and rigorous approach to problems, and have the potential to influence policy or practice.

The Foundation also runs a number of grant programmes that are targeted towards specific purposes. Some provide support for scientists and social scientists at the early stages of their careers; others support particular kinds of projects or people.

Finally, the Foundation sets up and runs projects of its own. The three largest are the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Nuffield Languages Programme and the Nuffield Curriculum Centre.


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Asking the right questions about genome editing

Asking the right questions about genome editing The debate surrounding genome editing continues. As you might expect, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics (NCOB) has taken a close interest and is follow...

A New Edition of Christian Bioethics Is Now Available

Christian Bioethics (vol. 23, no. 2, 2017) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “The Scandal of Secular Bioethics: What Happens When the Culture Acts as if there is No Go...

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity – Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics at The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School

The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School invites applications for the Postdoctoral Research Scholars Program in Bioethics, for appointments commencing in summer/fall 2018. This two-year pro...

Nuffield Summit 2017 - Reducing Demand

As the NHS strains under pressure from rising patient activity, an ageing population, and financial constraints, The BMJ hosted a discussion on how clinicians should be helping to manage demand at las...

Why germline genome editing may be discriminatory

On the 20th anniversary of the of the 1997 European Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (Oviedo Convention), the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics organised an international conference e...

Nuffield Summit 2018 - HR in all policies, how the NHS can become a good employer

In this year's Nuffield Summit round table we're asking, how can the NHS become a good employer? At the moment, there is a recruitment and retention crisis across the workforce, doctors and nurses ar...

A New Edition of Global Bioethics Is Now Available

Global Bioethics (vol. 29, no. 1, 2018) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Reflections on the Ethics of Participatory Visual Methods to Engage Communities in Global Hea...

A New Edition of Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics Is Now Available

Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics (vol. 38, no. 5, 2017) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Harm and the Concept of Medical Disorder” by Neil Feit “If Abo...

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Characteristics and Outcomes of a Capacity-to-Consent Assessment Service

Background: Many medical conditions such as Alzheimer s disease limit the ability of people to think clearly. For medical scientists to best study these medical conditions, they need to e...

NAS-NRC Twin Registry

To continue a registry of World War II veteran twins maintained by the National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council (NAS-NRC).

MRI Findings of Epiphyseal Growth Plate in Healthy Children

The purpose of the study is to determine if by using MRI changes can be identified changes early on in the knees of young children that may be at risk for developing osteochondritis dissec...

RSA-measured in Vivo Migration and Micromotion in the DePuy Tri-Lock, Corail and Deltamotion Hip Replacement Components

Hip replacements are being performed on an increasingly active population, who are likely to wear their implants out prematurely. New hip replacements have been devised to minimise the ris...

A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Executive Function and Language Skills Training on School Readiness in Preschool Children

Background: environmental influences in the first years of life have a great impact on adulthood. Adequate environmental stimulation in the first years of life positively influence cogniti...

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Nuffield Council of BioEthics

The Foundation's income (around £9m a year) comes from the returns on its investments. It does not fund-raise, or receive money from the Government. The Foundation's financial independence and lack o...

The Nuffield Foundation

The Nuffield Foundation is one of the UK's best known charitable trusts which was established in 1943 by William Morris (Lord Nuffield), the founder of Morris Motors.Lord Nuffield wanted his Foundatio...

The American Journal of Bioethics Online,, offers several online advertisement opportunities. Over one million page views and 100,000+ unique visitors per month*, guarantees your adverti...

Nuffield Health

Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centres are a new concept in integrated health, fitness and welling. The Centres provide a holistic and joined up approach to managing your health & fitness by off...

Bioethics Defense Fund

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