The ethical governance of artificial intelligence health research in higher education institutions


  • Dr Gabrielle Samuel

    King's College London

Project summary

As artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly drives health research and development, higher education institutions (HEIs) must ensure they have appropriate ethical governance for AI research.

This project will act as a pilot for a larger award. We will evaluate the appropriateness of HEIs’ ethical governance for AI health research in the UK. We will explore one aspect of AI health research ethical governance, map the research landscape of institutions and researchers, and explore experiences of developing AI with particular attention to ethical decision-making at each stage of the research process.

We will highlight areas of inconsistency between researchers’ ethical decision-making and current HEI ethical governance systems. We will make recommendations to improve practice and determine which HEIs would most benefit from these recommendations.