This session takes off with a presentation of the Report of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on the Ethics of Research in Global Health Emergencies. The report’s over-arching findings were made possible by the collaborative effort of an international working group, aimed to guide researchers, funders, governments, and international organizations in the challenging task of conducting research ethically within contexts of global health emergencies. The panel speakers contribute to the discussion from their unique perspectives as they share their own experiences in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Session Objectives:
1. Consider the implications of the report's approach for emergencies arising out of natural disasters, as well as for infectious diseases
2. Identify ways in which research can be conducted ethically in emergencies
3. Explore and critique the project findings in the context of the experiences and priorities
4. Consider, in particular, the recommendations directed towards national/regional actors like research funders, National R&D leaders, and global, regional, and national institutions.