About the project

The Donation and Transfer of Human Reproductive Materials is a five-year programme of research led jointly by Rosamund Scott (Professor of Medical Law and Ethics at King’s College, London) and Stephen Wilkinson (Professor of Bioethics at Lancaster University). It is funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award in Ethics and Society and will run from 2013 until 2017.

The research will consider the ethical framework for the donation and transfer of human reproductive materials (such as eggs and sperm), coupled with the implications of this framework for clinical practice, law, policy, and regulation.

The grant will support a number of post-doctoral researchers, at King’s and at Lancaster, as well research time for the award-holders, and a series of conferences and workshops.

If you have any questions about our research, do please contact us at reproductivedonation@lancaster.ac.uk.

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(Header image is credited to Jenny Nichols, Wellcome Images)