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Institute on Ethics and Policy for Innovation


The Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI) is focused on identifying and addressing ethical challenges, ethics-related risk, and policy gaps that have the potential to undermine the impact of life-saving technologies and interventions in Global Health and Development.

We help researchers, funders, sponsors, policymakers, and other stakeholders in global health navigate through ethical issues that impact work across the innovation lifecycle: discovery, development, delivery and policy & advocacy. Our aim is to:

Enable programs by emphasizing the ethical aspects that enhance their quality and efficiency
Anticipate and address ethics-related challenges and ethics-related risk, including reputational risk
Be respective and inclusive of the perspectives of those most affected by programs and interventions

We take a multidisciplinary approach and use mixed methods to understand the problems and develop solutions –conceptual and qualitative analyses, landscape, systematic and policy reviews, and syntheses. Importantly, we work collaboratively with stakeholders and decision-makers to ensure translation and uptake of our research and the solutions we propose.