Watch back

Catch-up on the full conference programme from 30 November using the links below to access videos from throughout the day.

This page brings together videos from throughout the HRB National Conference on Research Ethics, following the programme of the day. 

You can find more information on our speakers and chairs here


Welcome and opening words

Dr Emily Vereker, Head of the National Office for Research Ethics Committees


Session 1: Research ethics - where we've come from, where we're going

Session Chair: Prof. Dirk Lanzerath, EUREC (European Network of Research Ethics Committees)

Keynote: A short history of research ethics (video not available) - Prof. Deirdre Madden, University College Cork

Overview of the Irish research ethics landscape - Prof. Andrew Green, University College Dublin

The European landscape - a regulator's perspective - Dr Peter Arlett, European Medicines Agency

Research ethics governance in a changing global landscape - Dr Laura Merson, International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium

Panel discussion


Session 2: Research ethics in action - inclusive research

Session Chair: Dr Avril Kennan, Health Research Charities Ireland

Keynote: The ethics of inclusive research - Dr David Shaw, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, University of Basel

Case study 1: The inclusion of pregnant women in research - Prof Fidelma Dunne, University of Galway

Case study 2: Paediatric clinical trials - Noreen Doyle, PPI representative 

Case study 3: The inclusion of vulnerable or marginalised groups in research - Dr. Clíona Ní Cheallaigh, Trinity College Dublin

Panel discussion


Session 3: Research ethics in action - emerging technologies

Session Chair: Prof Barry O'Sullivan, University College Cork

Keynote: Ethical challenges in emerging healthcare technologies - Prof David Archard, Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Case study 1: Artificial intelligence - Prof Derek O'Keeffe, University of Galway

Case study 2: Biobanking Dr Michaela Mayrhofer, BBMRI-ERIC

Case study 3: Genomics - Prof Sally-Ann Lynch, University College Dublin

Panel discussion 

Case study presenters and keynote speaker were joined by PPI representative Dr Kate Gajewska, Clinical Manager for Advocacy and Research at Diabetes Ireland 


Closing words

Dr Mairéad O'Driscoll, Chief Executive, HRB