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For this event a panel of speakers with diverse backgrounds in bioengineering, research governance, health research, and forensic and legal medicine were invited to respond to the question, ‘What is Ethical Research?’ Following the four introductory talks there was moderated discussion chaired by Professor Aaron Maule (School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast), that explored insights from the stories and delved deeper into some of the following issues: informed consent and data sharing, commercialisation, science communication.

Please note, this video is edited to remove the audience questions, but we have retained as much of the panel conversation as possible.

This event took place in Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday, 13 June 2024. It was made possible with the kind support of Queen’s University Belfast, the Institute of Physics, and the Royal Society of Chemistry.

The panellists for this event were:

  • Louise Dunlop, Head of Research Governance, Ethics and Integrity, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Cliona McGovern, Head of Subject in Forensic & Legal Medicine, University College Dublin
  • Janet Diffin, Senior Programme Manager within Health and Social Care Research and Development Division
  • James McLaughlin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Ulster University