The NIEHS is interested in addressing social, ethical, and legal concerns of the public in research endeavors related to gene-environment interactions, environmental health hazards, genetic susceptibility to environmental exposures and ELSI issues related to research involving children, aged populations, tribal communities and other vulnerable populations impacted by specific environmental exposures. In particular, NIEHS has an interest in supporting collaborations between scientists and the public for the development of culturally appropriate translations of the scientific findings of research on complex, environmentally-relevant diseases, as well as assessment of the comprehensibility and effectiveness of educational interventions used (i.e., whether they raise environmental health literacy). NIEHS is additionally interested in research on the bioethical issues related to ownership of biosamples collected in environmental health studies, data sharing requirements when it involves data derived from tribal-based environmental health studies, or stigma associated with identification of genetic conditions that put individuals at greater risk from environmental exposures.
The half-day workshop will consist of thematically organised panels. There is no requirement to pre-circulate any papers. Each presentation will be 15 minutes. Students at all stages of their masters or doctoral work are encouraged to participate. Oxford Law Faculty members will be chairing sessions and participating to provide research insights, suggestions and advice on the presentations.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is interested in research that focuses on the ethical, legal and social issues related to aging and genomics. Examples of topics of particular interest include: research on the anticipated and actual impact of genetic and genomic information; studies on ethical, regulatory and policy challenges in aging research (such as clinical trials, population-based studies) incorporating genetic and genomic technologies; issues raised by the collection, storage and use of biological samples and associated data; studies that incorporate and investigate the perspectives of diverse communities; and studies on models of participant and community engagement or participatory research in aging research. The ultimate goal of this research will be to understand how people make sense of and act upon genetic and genomic information related to aging and diseases of aging; to inform the ethical conduct of aging research involving genetic and genomic information and data; and overall to improve outcomes related to aging and diseases of aging.
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Proposed projects should be focused on ethical, legal or policy challenges in relation to research studies or program implementation for HIV or associated co-morbidities, affecting one or more of the following key populations: (1) men who have sex with men; (2) people who inject drugs; (3) people in prisons and other closed settings; (4) sex workers; (5) transgender people or (6) adolescent girls and young women at high risk of HIV acquisition or who are living with HIV. This FOA encourages both empirical and conceptual research projects addressing these topics.