Results

  • Ethical Impact Assessment – enhancing responsible research & innovation

    Who is it for: Policy-makers, research organisations, policy advisors, government research and innovation (R&I) departments interested in ethical impacts of research and innovation, private companies, R&I departments, national ethics committees,
    research ethics committees, researchers.

  • Supporting ethics assessment in research and innovation

    Ensuring that R&I follows high ethical standards by reliable and efficient assessment procedures requires well-functioning national systems of ethics assessment based on internationally harmonised principles, which also facilitate international research collaboration.

  • Maximising the potential of Ethics Assessment of Research & Innovation: a call to Research Funding Organisations

    This policy brief focuses on Research Funding Organisations (RFOs). RFOs, especially the European Commission, through their various funding programmes have a major leverage effect on how ethics is addressed in research and innovation. Ethics assessment at the European Union and Member States level has existed for decades in the field of clinical trials on drugs and medical devices. However, this has not been the case in other fields of research and innovation (R&I).

  • CWA Part 2 released

    About the CWA The research results from work packages 1 and 4 have been used as the basis for a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA). Existing procedures and best practices in ethics assessment were translated into a practical tool to implement…

  • CWA part 1 released

    CWA Part 1 makes recommendations for the composition, role, functioning and procedures of ethics committee. Organisations can use part 1 to strengthen and/or improve the ethics assessment of their research and innovation projects. Ethics committees include, but are not limited to, research ethics committees, institutional review boards, ethical review committees, ethics boards, and units consisting of one or more ethics officers. Part 1 of the CWA is applicable to all ethics committees, regardless of their size, scope or research and innovation area.

  • Improving the organisation of research ethics committees (RECs)

    The SATORI project aims at supporting mutual learning in ethics assessment and guidance across stakeholders, and harmonising ethics assessment in Europe and beyond. Research ethics committees (RECs) form a crucial part of any framework for ethics assessment. Therefore, the SATORI project studied good practices in RECs aims, organisation and procedures across different institutions and jurisdictions. The present Policy Brief outlines our findings.

  • Policy and legal options for developing research ethics within the context of globalisation

    Responsible and Ethical Governance of Research and Innovation in the Context of Globalization In June 2015, consortium partners, leading authorities and experts met at a conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris to deliberate on the project’s findings so far and…