The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university that focuses on technological developments in a social context. The Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings ranks it among the top 200 universities in the world. UT is leader of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (3TU.Ethics), a three-university research excellence center that brings together the ethics expertise of the three technical universities in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Twente). The Department of Philosophy at UT, which currently leads 3TU.Ethics, concentrates its research efforts exclusively in philosophy of technology and has become internationally recognized as one of the leading centers for philosophical and ethical analysis of technology and its role in contemporary society.
De Montfort University (DMU) is a leading research-oriented University in the UK with 22,000 students supported by 2,700 staff. It has an annual turnover of £132.5 million. The University has four Faculties, one of which is the Faculty of Technology which consists of three schools including the School of Computer Sciences and Informatics under which the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR) falls. The Centre is the largest research centre of its kind in the UK and one of the few in Europe. The CCSR is a leader in the area of ethics and ICTs including responsible research and innovation. The CCSR has undertaken and continues to undertake funded research for private organisations, professional bodies, NGOs, the UK government and the EU in the area of emerging technologies and ICTs, civil society organisations in research governance, responsible research and innovation in ICT and in human brain research.
Dr. Kutoma Wakunuma
+44 116 207 8993
Trilateral Research Ltd. is a niche research and advisory consultancy bringing together strategy, technology and policy. It specialises in research and the provision of strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, trust, risk and security issues. Its objectives include helping policy-makers improve policy and decision-making through research and analysis, and providing the public and private sector with practical solutions addressing new emerging regulatory and technological challenges. Trilateral’s five core policy and research areas include: privacy and data protection; security and surveillance; crisis & disaster management; data science, and ethics & human rights. Its key services include: Impact assessments, policy and regulatory advice, research services, technology assessment, data services, and training. Trilateral is deputy coordinator of the SATORI project.
The Danish Board of Technology Foundation is devoted and engaged to tasks and contribution concerning public matters that require knowledge of technology, values and wide spread action in society. It is an independent, nonprofit, common good, corporative foundation SME, committed to technology assessment, foresight, knowledge-based decision-making, parliamentary advisory activities on science, technology and innovation, collaborative democracy and methodological research. Especially in the domain of stakeholder and citizen consultation, connected to policy analysis, the DBT aims at being at the forefront of praxis. The DBT employs 10 researchers and 10 research assistants.
The CPN is a Government institution competent for the promotion and the popularization of science. The Centre was created in spring 2010, and its establishment enacted by the Law on Scientific research. CPN is part of the overall strategic plan for the development of Serbia as knowledge based economy, constant innovation and networking being its essential resources.
Ms. Dubravka Vejnović
Founded in 1971 in France by seven national associations of science journalists, EUSJA now represents more than 2500 science journalists from 22 countries. The main goals of EUSJA are truly barrier-breaking by aiming to improve communication between the international scientific community and society and to promote contacts between journalists in the field of scientific and technical communication. The national associations, in co-operation with EUSJA, regularly organize international study trips and workshops (debates) in their countries for science journalists. The organisation of study trips, workshops and sessions especially within international conferences (e.g. European Health Forum, World Conference on Science Journalism, Euroscience Open Forum) in various scientific fields is also EUSJA’s scope as to create and promote a framework for dialogue and creative thinking about science and its evolution and more important to strengthen science journalism.
Dr. Daniela Ovadia
+ 39 349 2342568
Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, based in Warsaw, is one of the most experienced and professionally active non-governmental organizations engaged in the field of human rights in Europe. The main areas of activity of the Foundation include international and domestic education programs, as well as activity in the public interest. HFHR’s mission is to promote the development of a culture based on the respect of freedom and human rights in Poland and abroad.
Ms. Zuzanna Warso
+48 517 073 746
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is a multi-technological research organisation operating under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy. VTT is the largest public applied research organisation in Northern Europe with a staff of 2800 and turnover ca. M€280/a. Through its wide knowledge base and its international scientific and technology networks, VTT produces new research-based knowledge on emerging technologies and their impacts on society and economy.
Prof. Dr. Raija Koivisto
+358 40 531 3311
AIRI – Italian Association for Industrial Research – is a private, not-for profit, association funded in 1974 to promote industrial Research and Innovation and to enhance co-operation between the private and public sector.
The Association operates at national and international level, organizing and participating to projects, working groups, multistakeholder dialogues and conferences, in order to support and stimulate Research & Innovation activities of its members. Promoting Responsible Research and Innovation is one of its main institutional duty.
Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Philosophy (ZRC SAZU)
Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) is a cutting-edge academic institution and the leading Slovenian research center in the humanities. It has a multidisciplinary character; in addition to the humanities, its spheres of research also cover the natural and social sciences. ZRC SAZU has its own publishing house, bookstore, and audio-visual laboratory; it houses the Geographical Museum, and boasts numerous collections.
Prof. Rado Riha
+386 1 4706471
UNESCO, is the primary UN agency with a specialized mandate both in natural and social and human sciences, and hence strategically and appropriately positioned to promote a global ethics framework for science and technology.
The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent, non-profit research Institute. The institute brings together expertise from economists, sociologists, and political scientists, among others, to address fundamental economic and social problems and policy choices. Within the IHS the group Techno-Science and Societal Transformation (TSST) investigates the mutual interdependency of science/technology and society as well as the societal preconditions, possibilities and limitations to govern related issues. The group conducts empirical research on emerging and/or contested research and technologies linked, e.g., to health, beginning- and end-of-life situations or security, especially focusing on their societal impacts. Besides, the group monitors emerging technologies and works on the concepts and empirical basis of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and Open Innovation. TSST builds on a longstanding experience with international and national research projects on ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) of life sciences, RRI, citizen participation in R&I, and the role of experts and policy makers in R&I policy.
Dr. Erich Griessler
+43 1 59991 170
The Centre for Applied Ethics (CTE) was founded in 1994. CTE is a multidisciplinary institution at Linköping University, Sweden, devoted to research and teaching in applied ethics. CTE acts as a meeting point for researchers and teachers who deal with applied ethics in various parts of the university. CTE is in different ways involved in national and international collaboration in applied ethics. CTE cooperates in this project with Linköping Regional Board for Vetting Research Involving Humans, an independent regional authority responsible for vetting research involving humans according to Swedish law.
DS is a non-profit organization recognized as a Danish National Standards body representing Danish interests in European and international standards work. DS develops and publishes standards and guidelines and services the industry and the public sector with courses and consulting.
Ms. Signe Annette Bogh, MSc
+45 3996 6228
NEN is the Dutch national member of the networks of European (CEN) and International (ISO) Standardization Organizations. NEN facilitates the development of National, European and international standards and other technical documents.
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
Dr. Rossella Cardone
+39 06 7258 2024
The Secretariat of the Bioethics Commission is located in the Federal Chancellery with the aim of supporting the Commission, the Chairperson and the Working Groups in fulfilling their tasks. The secretariat is responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the Commission, to prepare the meetings of the Commission, the Working Groups, the minutes, background information, and to document the work of the Commission. Independently of the support provided to the Commission, the Secretariat represents Austria in several international working parties, such as the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe or the European Forum of National Ethics Councils.
Dr. Doris Wolfslehner
+43 1 531 15-202987