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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, COVID-19 human challenge studies, and organ donation.

In the news


September 22, 2021

Essais cliniques: l’éthique face à l’innovation


August 27, 2021

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine now has full FDA approval. Here's what that means


April 16, 2021

Would you risk your life to save others from a deadly virus?


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.

New publications

Upcoming and recent talks

Building Equitable Partnerships in International Research

SAGE Methods Webinar

October 21, 2021

Panelists will discuss how we can partner in global health research in ethical, respectful ways. Panelists include Nchangwi Syntia Munung (University of Cape Town), Doris Schroeder (UCLan), Samuel Ujewe (CIHR), and Charles Weijer (Western University).

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