Conference Programme

This conference will present and discuss state-of-the-art developments in research ethics and ethics of technological innovation. It will feature leading ethicists, researchers, and innovators, and representatives from policy, industry, civil society, and academia.

Conference Topics

  • Current ethical problems and issues in research and innovation (R&I)
  • Standards, frameworks, and methods for enhancing ethics assessment of R&I
  • Ways to support the activities of research ethics committees
  • Policies to strengthen ethical R&I practices in the European Union and beyond
  • Ethics of R&I for universities, industry, research funding organisations, and civil society organisations
  • Ethics of R&I in the humanities and social sciences, the engineering sciences, the computer and information sciences, the natural sciences, and the medical and life sciences
  • Methods for promoting social responsibility in R&I i.e, ethical impact assessment

The conference will present, amongst others, results of the SATORI project, which is a EU-funded project for the improvement of ethics assessment of research and innovation in the EU and beyond.

Programme

Day 1 – September 18th

10.00
Arrival, registration and coffee
10.30
Introduction to the conference and brief introduction to the SATORI project
11.10
Keynote
11.40
Research ethics and ethics of innovation:
current issues more >>
12.30
Lunch Break
13.30
Ethics of research and innovation:
EU and national policies more >>
14.50
Coffee Break
15.15
A standard for ethics assessment of research and innovation more >>
16.15
Coffee Break
16.30

Parallel Sessions

Session A:
Standards and best practices for ethics committees more >>
Session B:
Strengthening ethics assessment and guidance at the EU and international level (more information soon)
Session C:
Science Journalism and ethics of research and innovation more >>
18.00
Poster Session
19.00
Conference Dinner

Day 2 – September 19th

9.00
Arrival, registration and coffee
9.30
SATORI project: Main results
10.00
Keynote more >>
10.50
Coffee Break
11.15

Parallel Sessions

Session A:
Ethical assessment and guidance at universities (more information soon)
Session B:
Ethical assessment and guidance in industry (more information soon)
12.45
Lunch Break
13.45

Parallel Sessions

Session A:
Ethical Impact Assessment – working with the CEN standard more >>
Session B:
Medical and life sciences session (more information soon)
Session C:
Social sciences and humanities session (more information soon)
14.45

Parallel Sessions

Session A:
Engineering sciences session (more information soon)
Session B:
Computer and information sciences session (more information soon)
Session C:
Globalization and ethics assessment session more >>
15.45
Coffee Break
16.00
Round table and moving forward
16.30
Closing of day 2 and end of conference

Speakers

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