Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation

Wellcome Trust

The Liminal Spaces Project began in October 2014 and is supported by the Wellcome Trust. This Senior Investigator Award, which is held by Professor Graeme Laurie, explores the spaces in-between rules and regulations, between guidance and governance practices – to learn lessons across health research sectors such as data linkage, tissue storage and use, stem cells, clinical trials, and experimental therapies. The ambition is to effect lasting change across regulation in all fields of biomedicine, by re-imagining current approaches and reorienting them towards proportionate, adaptive, and authentic partnerships of regulation practice.