With the aim of developing a common European framework for ethical assessment of research and innovation, the SATORI project consortium has completed a comprehensive empirical analysis of ethics assessment and guidance practices related to research and innovation in the EU and select other countries such as the USA and China.

At the 11th Summit of National Ethics/Bioethics Committees in Berlin, Dr. Dafna Feinholz Klip from UNESCO and a SATORI partner will provide a briefing on this comprehensive picture of ethics assessment that SATORI has provided, also taking into consideration the social, cultural, legal, and ethical dimensions of ethics assessment and guidance. The briefing will take place on 17 March 2016 at 5 PM.

“There are many aspects of this work relevant to the Global Summit main theme ‘Global Health, Global Ethics, Global Justice’. UNESCO, as one of the SATORI partners, led reports on legal aspects and the impact of globalization on research and innovation”, said Dr. Dafna Feinholz Klip, who is also a Member of the Steering Committee of the Global Summit 2016.

Based on these reports, namely “How Globalisation Is Changing Research Agendas, Activities and Assessment Procedures within Research & Innovation”, “International differences in ethical standards and in the interpretation of legal frameworks” and the “Responsible and Ethical Governance of Research and Innovation in the Context of Globalisation”, SATORI along with invited stakeholders formulated policy recommendations at the workshop held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris in June 2015. These reports are available at:

The consortium is currently developing tools to help establish a shared European approach to ethics assessment based upon its findings, many of which specifically address topics discussed at the Summit. During the course of the project, SATORI interact with bodies such as research ethics committees, national bioethics committees, standardization organisations, through a series of workshops beginning later this year and held around Europe. All SATORI reports serve as a valuable knowledge hub for current research on ethics assessment and responsible research and innovation (RRI) and are available at:

Live stream of the Global Summit 2016 will be available at the following address.

For more information please contact:

Philip Brey

SATORI Coordinator

University of Twente



Dafna Feinholz Klip

SATORI Partner