The Wellcome Trust yesterday announced funding of £118 million for 14 major research centres, including three centres based in Oxford.
The Wellcome Centre for Ethics, Innovation, Globalisation and Medicine will be one of seven new Wellcome centres. It will provide a platform for collaboration between researchers in ethics, history, philosophy, and medical sciences. Located in Oxford’s Big Data Institute, the Centre will identify and address the challenges to ethics raised by developments in data science, genomics, neuroscience, and globalisation.
Professor Mark Harrison (History) is one of the four co-directors along with Mike Parker (ETHOX), Julian Savulescu (Philosophy), and Ilana Singh (Psychology). The centre funding will allow us to employ several new research staff in History and will act as a hub for medical humanities research relating to medical innovation and globalisation.
For details of the other funded Oxford centres, see http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2016-12-07-three-oxford-research-centres-among-14-share-%C2%A3118m-wellcome-funding
For details of all the Wellcome Centre awards announced yesterday, see https://wellcome.ac.uk/news/wellcome-centre-awards