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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Heritable genome editing: Action needed to secure responsible way forward

(Nuffield Council on Bioethics) An independent inquiry by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that editing the DNA of a human embryo, sperm, or egg to influence the characteristics of a fu...

Human genome editing is not unethical, says Nuffield Council

There is no moral or ethical objection to making changes to the human genome that would pass down to future generations, as long as certain preconditions are met, the Nuffield Council for Bioethics......

The Bioethics of AI in the Healthcare Industry

With the advent of artificial intelligence, it is imperative that we examine the ethics of machine learning and data collection. Hugh Whittall, Director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, explains ...

UK bioethics panel finds human genome editing ethically acceptable

In a recent report, published on July 17, the UK-based Nuffield Council on Bioethics concluded that human heritable genome editing...Read More... The post UK bioethics panel finds human genome editing...

The Ethics of Heritable Genome Editing

This Viewpoint examines the 2018 Nuffield Council on Bioethics report on the social and ethical issues of heritable genome editing, and discusses the report’s rejection of the notion of genomic esse...

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 Bioethics Is Now Available

Bioethics (vol. 32, no. 6, 2018) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Health Worker Migration and Migrant Healthcare: Seeking Cosmopolitanism in the NHS” by Arianne...

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...

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End-of-Life Decision Making in Palliative Care and Recommendations of the Council of Europe: Qualitative Secondary Analysis of Interviews and Observation Field Notes.

End-of-life decisions (ELDs) are embedded in clinical, sociocultural, political, economic, and ethical concerns. In 2014, the Council of Europe (CoE) through its Committee on Bioethics launched the "G...

Resisting the Digital Medicine Panopticon: Toward a Bioethics of the Oppressed.

African Perspectives in Global Bioethics.

Henk ten Have: Global bioethics: an introduction : Routledge, New York, 2016, 272 pp, $56.95, ISBN: 978-1-138-12410-3.

Conflicts of interest policies for authors, peer reviewers, and editors of bioethics journals.

In biomedical research, there have been numerous scandals highlighting conflicts of interest (COIs) leading to significant bias in judgment and questionable practices. Academic institutions, journals,...

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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...

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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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