The Research Institute

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

The Research Institute was established in 1997 to publish and disseminate literature and promote educational material in matters of human reproduction. The institute uses its limited budget to seek out and promote already successful research ‘outputs’, rather than funding processes that may never come to fruition. 

In the current reform of the welfare state, charities are being called upon to supplement and/or replace government funding to support the provision of social services. The institute sees its initial role as providing direct funding for suitable research projects and in the longer term developing sponsorship arrangements with commercial enterprises seeking involvement in philanthropic activities.

The Institute is currently researching the contestable nature of knowledge, especially about human reproduction, and its inter-relationship with the cyber-revolution in science and technology. A mini-conference was held a few years ago to explore some of the issues surrounding bioethics in relation to human reproduction.

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Postgraduate Scholarship