New Article on the Use of Administrative Data

New Article on the Use of Administrative Data

A recent article by Graeme Laurie and Leslie Stevens has been published in the Journal of Law and Society. “Developing a Public Interest Mandate for the Governance and Use of Administrative Data in the United Kingdom” addresses the legal and ethical uncertainties surrounding the use of administrative data for research.

Drawing upon best practices developed by Laurie and Stevens in previous data initiatives and engagement with research communities, the article suggests a problematic organizational culture as the most significant barrier to proportionate and good governance of administrative data, and offers a novel means for data custodians to identify key considerations related to sector-specific practices.

Chancellor’s Fellowship positions in social studies of health and medicine, University of Edinburgh

5-year tenure-track fellowships with the possibility of an open-ended contract; Salary from £38.896-£55,389 per annum; Social Sciences, Health and Medicine, College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine Find out more and apply at http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ANE885/chancellors-fellowships-social-sciences-health-and-medicine/ Closing date: 11 April 2016 The Edinburgh

MI Offers New Scholarship for Students to Attend IAB2016

MI Offers New Scholarship for Students to Attend IAB2016

The Mason Institute is pleased to announce a new scholarship for postgraduate students interested in attending the 13th World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics (IAB 2016), to be held in Edinburgh in June 2016.

MI is committed to the capacity building of students wishing to develop their knowledge, presentation, research and enquiry skills in relation to developments at the interface between medicine, life sciences, ethics and the law. IAB 2016 will provide an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students to progress their research, engage with cutting-edge bioethics issues, and explore new ways of contributing to the wider community.