‘Evidence-based humanitarian work and research ethics’ by Dónal O’Mathúna (DCU)

Humanitarian work and disaster responses are increasingly encouraged to be evidence-based. For this and other reasons, more research and other evidence-generation activities are being conducted in disaster and humanitarian settings. This has led to attention to the ethical issues in such research, and how they should be addressed. Questions have been raised about whether current research ethics governance is suitable for such research. Dr Dónal O’Mathúna will discuss these trends and report on initiatives he is involved with that attempt to facilitate appropriate research ethics engagement in disaster and humanitarian research.

Time: 17:00-18:00 (followed by drinks reception) – All Welcome
Date: 25th May 2017
Location: Bridge Room 1001, First Floor, Hardiman Research Building, NUI Galway

About the Speaker

DDonal_ÓMathúna_001ónal O’Mathúna, PhD is Senior Lecturer in Ethics, Decision-Making & Evidence, School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University. He is the Director of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Ethics, Chair of the Disaster Bioethics COST Action & Convenor for Cochrane Ireland

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The public lecture and reception are kindly funded and supported by the NUI Galway Research Office (website).
Attendance is free and no registration is required. However, to gauge numbers, please contact feeney.oli@gmail.com with your interest in attending.