SATORI explored whether conformity assessment, and specifically certification (which is one method of demonstrating conformity), could help facilitate and improve the use and quality of ethics assessment in research and innovation (R&I).
HEIRRI project, integrating Responsible Research and Innovation at Higher Education Institutions By: Marta Cayetano, ACUP (Catalan Association of Public Universities) and GUNi (Global University Network for innovation) The HEIRRI project (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) is an initiative funded…
It now seems clear, at least since the Lund Declaration (2009), that major societal challenges of our times such as global warming, tightening supplies of energy, water and food, pandemics and global health crises, can only be addressed with effective research and innovation, and policies that are global in their scope and which enable cross‐ and trans‐border collaboration.
Our October newsletter covers a variety of topics: algorithmic accountability, changes to organ donation, citizen science, clinical trials, cloned human meat, ethics in design, gender equality, genome interventions, impact of ethics officers, informatics ethics review boards, modernisation of EU copyright…
Due to advances in genetic engineering, it is now possible to create human-animal hybrid organisms in the laboratory using pluripotent stem cells. But should we do so? In the U.S., the National Institute of Health (NIH) is considering lifting their moratorium on funding for such research, and the current regulations on the creation of hybrids vary between countries in Europe. The NIH has invited public comment on its proposal to fund research on hybrids, open until 6 September 2016.
The blog will highlight areas in which stakeholders may wish to make their views known to policy makers regarding new developments.