A call for research ethics in the face of the climate crisis

A call to action Our world is increasingly rocked by environmental disasters and climate events, from scorching heat waves to devastating storms, floods, and wildfires. In 2023 alone, a staggering 240 global climate-related events were recorded, claiming the lives of at least 12,000 people. These events, largely attributed to climate change, are only anticipated to continue, with March […]

‘No one was listening’ — an insight into the pandemic experiences of single mothers of autistic children with special needs 

In this entry, we welcome guest author Amy Taylor, an experienced special educational needs teacher. Amy discusses her research interviewing single mothers of autistic children for her MSc in Psychology from Arden University. During the COVID-19 pandemic, single parents of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities were particularly impacted by lockdown measures such as […]

A map of trainings in research ethics and integrity

Carly Seedall-Vasic is a research analyst at EUREC European Network of Research Ethics Committees In an ever-changing research landscape marked by increasingly complex challenges, training in research ethics and integrity becomes all the more crucial. Effective training equips the research community to tackle the unexpected, fostering a culture of preparedness. During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers, […]

Human rights in a crisis: a legal analysis

Enya O’Connell-Hussey is the communications officer for PREPARED It is a strange fact of life that the world experienced a global emergency that most of us, less than a few years later, mention only in passing and would rather not dwell upon. Concerns have moved on, for the most part. Already, our collective memories of the […]

PREPARED at the 2023 Cyprus Forum

Dr Orla Drummond is a senior research analyst and human rights lawyer at Trilateral Research Prof Stéphanie Laulhé Shaelou is the head of the School of Law at the University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus and the Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law, Alternative and Innovative Methods (ICLAIM) At the 2023 Cyprus Forum, […]

Leaks and spills: Biorisk management during global crisis

Enya O’Connell-Hussey is the communications officer for PREPARED Dr Johannes Rath is the International Biorisk Management Advisor for the European Commission, UN, and OSCE Have you ever played the glitter game? It’s a simple concept — give a child a tub of open glitter, let them dip their hands in it, and set them loose for […]

PREPARED at the UNESCO Headquarters

Prof. Doris Schroeder and Dr Nadia Kornioti, UCLan Cyprus In June 2023, 50 PREPARED members and distinguished invite-only guests travelled to Paris for a 3-day conference. We were lucky enough to be hosted at the UNESCO headquarters by Chief of Bioethics Dr Dafna Feinholz and her very efficient staff — a special thanks to Raji […]

Policy Briefs, the PREPARED way

. Prof. Doris Schroeder, professor of Moral Philosophy at University of Central Lancashire in Cyprus, and Dr Michael Makanga, Executive Director of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership . Policy briefs come in two main forms – advocacy policy briefs, which argue for a particular course of action, and overview or objective policy […]