Isabel Fletcher blogs a recap of ‘Should We All Give Up Eating Meat to Save the Planet?’, which was an event held recently in the Red Theatre at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) on the
On 18th September 2015, colleagues old and new joined the Mason Institute Executive Committee for an evening to celebrate the life and work of J Kenyon (Ken) Mason. As our members will know, Ken died in January 2017 at the
In late May, the Mason Institute lunchtime seminar series continued its success with a presentation from John Harrington, Professor of Global Health Law, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University. In his presentation, Professor Harrington proposed an alternative approach to
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.
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
In defence of governance: Ethics review and social research Dr Michael Dunn (Lecturer in Health and Social Care Ethics, The Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford) B1.11-3, Outreach Centre, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 Chair: Nayha
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.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh is pleased to invite proposals for two literature reviews in relation to this project: “Health, Happiness & Wellbeing – Transitions to Successful Adulthood” being funded by the Caledonian Research Fund.
MI Director, Graeme Laurie, was a member of the Expert Panel set up by the Council of Canadian Academies that produced the report, Accessing Health and Health-Related Data in Canada, on 31 March 2015. The Expert Panel assesses the current state of knowledge surrounding timely access to health and health-related data – key for both health research and health system innovation. The report cites previous and current work of the Mason Institute on the SHIP and Farr Institute initiatives as instances of international best practices in data sharing governance.
The Conference Secretariat cordially invites you to submit your abstract for the upcoming 5th Conference of the European Association of Health Law, to be held in Prague, Czech Republic on 1 – 2 October 2015. This year’s conference title “Health Law