National Office webinar: registration now open

Posted on 14 Sep 2022


The National Office is delighted to invite you to register for our webinar on 27 October 2022 from 10am - 1pm. This will be an opportunity for all stakeholders and those with an interest in the broader health and social care research ethics landscape to join us online for a morning of reflection and discussion.

We will discuss the work of the National Office and the National Research Ethics Committees (NRECs), including emerging trends in research ethics more broadly. Programme highlights will include a presentation from our guest speaker, Professor David Archard, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, an address from the Department of Health, and a panel discussion on topical issues in ethics with NREC members.

Registration is now open via our Zoom platform – please register here or scroll down for more details of what’s on the agenda, and check out our website for the full programme. 

Session 1, 10.00 – 11.25: The National Office and Committees – the journey to date

This session will provide an overview of the journey of the National Office and NRECs since the establishment of the office, with contributions from the Head of Office and the Department of Health. The National Office team will provide insights into the work of NRECs for clinical trials for investigational medicinal products (NREC-CT) and the NREC for clinical investigations of medical devices and performance studies for in vitro diagnostics (NREC-MD). In addition, we will answer questions submitted by webinar attendees in advance (we invite attendees to submit their questions via the registration page). 

Session 2, 11.40 – 13.00: Zooming out – surveying the research ethics landscape

In this session, we will broaden the lens to look at the research ethics landscape as a whole, providing a platform for discussion on topical issues. We are delighted to welcome keynote speaker Professor David Archard, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, to give an international view. A panel discussion will round out the event, bringing together voices from across the ethics spectrum to answer questions on topical issues.

Registration is now open via our Zoom platform – please register here. We are inviting attendees to submit any questions they might have for the webinar Q&As in advance; please use the Q&A box on the registration form when signing up.