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My name is Charles Weijer (pronounced VEY-er). I am a bioethicist and professor at Western University in London, Canada who specializes in research ethics.


Together with an interdisciplinary team of colleagues and trainees, I explore ethical issues in randomized controlled trials, human challenge studies, and organ donation.

In the news


November 28, 2023

These volunteers want to be infected with disease to aid research — will their altruism help?


November 15, 2023

Concerns over informed consent for pregnant women in Pfizer’s RSV vaccine trial


October 20, 2022

New transplant procedure challenges ethics rules


March 23, 2021

COVID-19 trial infecting healthy volunteers needs full transparency, say campaigners


February 18, 2021

The UK is infecting people with COVID-19 for science. Is it worth it?


December 27, 2020

Ethics dumping: colonial thinking in science.

Upcoming and recent talks

How trust in NRP is built on an ethics of care:
An interview study of stakeholders

CDTRP Research Connect

November 14, 2023

NRP is a promising new perfusion technology in organ donation. However, it raises difficult ethical issues. In this talk, Dr. Mart Ott and I discuss the findings from our interviews exploring NRP and trust with 30 donor family and patient partners, health providers, and representatives of organ donation organizations.

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