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The J Kenyon Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law (MI), based at the University of Edinburgh and located within the School of Law, serves as an interdisciplinary research network, aimed at investigating the interface between medicine, life sciences and the law in relation to medical and bioethical developments on a national and global scale.

MI is dedicated to conducting innovative world class research, and raising the quality, quantity, and awareness of the research being undertaken, individually and in cooperation with other domestic, European, and international partners at the University of Edinburgh.  As an institution, we provide evidence-based research and policy advice and are a nexus for international collaboration and exchange, drawing on and pulling together a diverse collection of existing networks and forging new ones.

We are undertaking an expanding portfolio of work that will lead to greater insights into the governance and regulation of medicine and the life sciences, doing so via direct and on-going engagement with regulatory and user communities. Drawing on an international network of academics, the Mason Institute works collaboratively with industry, scientists, policymakers and the public. Research to-date has produced standards and guidance for policymakers and industry, nationally and internationally.