Keynote – Awareness of ethics, a challenge for science
Day 2, 10:00 am - 10:50 am
Do researchers really need to be aware of ethical issues when doing research? Has science research always been ethical? And why is Europe (arguably) more aware of ethical issues than many other research communities? Is ‘ticking boxes’ just paying lip service to the ethical issues or are researchers really committed? Julian KInderlerer, emeritus Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Cape Town and newly appointed member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) will share his longstanding experience in the building of the ethical framework for research and innovation in Europe to tackle some of the main challanges and issues.