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SERG Network (Social and Ethical Research in Genomics)

Social and Ethical Research in Genomics (SERG)

Date for our next meeting: to be confirmed.

Please get in touch if you would like to present at a SERG Network meeting

For updates on meetings and for other network member activities please register to join, or follow us on Twitter @|SERGNetwork

Click here to see details of past meetings

About SERG

The aims of the network:
1) promote a positive research culture around Social and Ethical Research in Genomics, where collaboration and mutual support is fostered and encouraged.
2) offer a forum where research data, findings and ideas can be shared, with the goal of encouraging new relationships, ideas and the identification of cross-cutting research themes.
SERG has been funded by the Wellcome Trust.
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Read more about SERG here.

Who is running SERG?

SERG is led by Prof Felicity Boardman, with Dr Corinna Clark, at Warwick Medical School, with invaluable input from our collaborators, Prof Bobbie Farsides (BSMS), and Prof Cathy Herbrand (De Montford University).

We were also very fortunate to have the involvement of Prof Nina Hallowell (Oxford University).

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To register your interest in joining the network and/or attending a meeting (or presenting your data) please complete this form or email us at

Data-sharing meetings

We will be running a series of meetings, or workshops, which will identify areas of divergence/similarity in analytic interpretation. In every meeting we will have a 'data clinic', where researchers can present 'research problems' or opportunities for collaborative idea-forming and divergent analytic interpretation.

We welcome researchers and others (e.g. policy makers, charity representatives) with an interest in genomics from diverse disciplines (e.g. sociology, genetic counselling, molecular and clinical geneticists, law, ethics etc.) at all career stages.

Our next meeting date will be announced shortly. Please register to join for member updates here. Please also see our twitter account for updates.


First hybrid meeting 13th September 2023 (in-person at Unviersity of Sussex) (see past meetings)

First data-sharing meeting was held online on 9th Feb 2023 - click here for more details 

If you would like to attend and/or present your own data, or you have any questions about SERG, then please contact us via this form or email us at

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