project . 2016 - 2019 . Closed

Conducting Ethical Research With Pregnant Women in the Emerging Zika Pandemic and Beyond: Challenges Arising in Public Health Crises

Wellcome Trust
  • Funder: Wellcome TrustProject code: 203160
  • Funded under: Social Science and Bioethics Funder Contribution: 1,200,000 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2016
    End Date
    30 Sep 2019
Description
The central research question of the proposed project is how, in the context of the Zika crisis, to address the myriad ethical challenges that arise in the conduct of research when there is an urgent need to attend to the health needs of pregnant women and their offspring. An essential and integrated sub-question is to examine these same challenges in the context of public health emergencies more generally, to avoid repeating mistakes from the past and anticipate future public health needs. The core objectives of the project are: 1. To conduct engagement with key experts, and conduct scholarly research in ethics and law, in order to understand the needs, challen...
Description
The central research question of the proposed project is how, in the context of the Zika crisis, to address the myriad ethical challenges that arise in the conduct of research when there is an urgent need to attend to the health needs of pregnant women and their offspring. An essential and integrated sub-question is to examine these same challenges in the context of public health emergencies more generally, to avoid repeating mistakes from the past and anticipate future public health needs. The core objectives of the project are: 1. To conduct engagement with key experts, and conduct scholarly research in ethics and law, in order to understand the needs, challen...
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