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Infecting healthy people in vaccine research can be ethical and necessary

Human challenge studies can be useful to test new vaccines and are increasingly being used internationally. Yet there are several ethical issues to consider.

Centre for Human Bioethics 28 June, 2019

Extension of Monash Bioethics Partnership with WHO

The Monash Bioethics Centre has officially been re-designated as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics for an additional four years.

30 August, 2018
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Rob Sparrow and Mark Howard ITS Australia National Award finalists

Monash SOPHIS Professor Rob Sparrow and Adjunct Associate Professor Mark Howard have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ITS Australia National Awards.

12 October, 2017
The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

The future of sex? ‘Robots, Rape and Representation’ by Rob Sparrow

In the not too distant future our lives will increasingly involve relations with robots, machines with varying degrees of artificial intelligence, from driverless cars, to home assistants, to all manner of robotic companions, including those

29 June, 2017

Monash Bioethics Centre plays key role in development of first international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just released the first comprehensive international guidelines for public health surveillance ethics.

28 June, 2017