Inclusive Research Practices Series - Inclusive Basic Research

  • Hannah M Tayler (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description

Methodology for understanding the basic phenomena of life can be done in vitro or in vivo, under tightly-controlled experimental conditions designed to limit variability. However stringent the protocol, these experiments do not occur in a cultural vacuum and they are often subject to the same societal biases as other research disciplines. Many researchers uphold the status quo of biased basic research by not questioning the characteristics of their experimental animals, or the people from whom their tissue samples were collected. This means that our fundamental understanding of life has been built on biased models.

This session will explore the ways in which basic life sciences research can be biased and the implications of this. We will discuss practical ways to assess your research design and how to make sure it is representative.

We are proud to host the following speakers:

Dr Simone Badal | Senior Lecturer & Anticancer Researcher | University of the West Indies
‘Increasing the Representation of Black Cell Lines in Basic Science research’

Dr Natasha Karp | Associate Director for Biostatistics | Astra Zeneca
‘Inclusive research – does sex matter?’

This event is part of the ‘Inclusive Research Practices’ 4-part seminar series organised by the Inclusive Research Collective. To view the other events and find out more, visit https://www.inclusiverc.com/inclusive-research-practices . Registration is open for everyone, you do not need to be a member of University of Bristol to attend.
Period9 Jun 2021
Event typeSeminar
LocationUnited KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational