Monthly Archives: June 2012

Meeting Maurice Wilkins

Recently I saw this post on Twitter from @Kevin_Fong who is a well known Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Fellow. Kevin Fong @Kevin_Fong Discovery of Double Helix on#NewElizabethans. Maurice Wilkins so should’ve won Science Superheroes#CheltSciFest #BBC It is funny how certain names or … Continue reading

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Taking stock

As part of our academic surgery social media project in the Department of Surgery in Edinburgh I decided to start a blog. If starting to tweet was nerve racking then starting to blog was even worse. I was filled with concern … Continue reading

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Probity and conduct in medical research

Probity can be defined as uprightness, moral correctness and honesty. In research terms the meaning remains the same and in this blog I am really talking about integrity in the conduct of research. When we undertake medical research we should do … Continue reading

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Research governance, ethics and permissions (for dummies!) Part 2

This piece is again modified from a section written by me as a resource supporting the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) MSc Masters in Surgical Sciences. It is not meant to be an exhaustive guide more an outline. Similar regulatory processes exist … Continue reading

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Research governance, ethics and permissions (for dummies!) Part 1

This piece is again modified from a section written by me as a resource supporting the Edinburgh Surgical Sciences Qualification (ESSQ) MSc Masters in Surgical Sciences. It is not meant to be an exhaustive guide more an outline. Similar regulatory … Continue reading

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