On the 4th – 5th of October 2017, all the partners of the STARBIOS2 project came together for the Steering Committee Meeting at St Hugh’s College of the University of Oxford.
Each of the partners presented their updates on the project and plans for the future on implementing 5 key issues of RRI (ethics, education, open access, societal engagement, gender) at their institutions. There are 12 partners involved in the STARBIOS2 project, including 6 Universities, implementing Action Plans, 3 support teams and 3 international partners. The coordinator of the STARBIOS2 project is Prof. Vittorio Colizzi from the University of Rome – Tor Vergata (UNITOV).
Each of the partners are responsible for different Work Packages within the project:
|WP2||Action Plan for RRI of the University of Tor Vergata||UNITOV||Itay|
|WP3||Action Plan for RRI of the University of Oxford||UOXF||UK|
|WP4||Action Plan for RRI of Primorska University||UP||Slovenia|
|WP5||Action Plan for RRI of the University of Bremen and related road map||Uni-HB||Germany|
|WP6||Action Plan for RRI of Agrobioinstitute Sofia||ABI||Bulgaria|
|WP7||Action Plan for RRI of the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG & MUG, UG||UG||Poland|
|WP9||Learning Process on RRI implementation in biosciences and set-up of a RRI model||UNITOV||Italy|
|WP10||Monitoring and Assessment||AU||Denmark|
|WP11||Communication and Dissemination||SPARKS & CO||France|
On the first evening of the Steering Committee Meeting, the partners had a formal dinner, served at St Hugh’s College. During the dinner, Professor Alastair Buchan, FMedSci, FRCP, FRCP (Edin), FRCPC – Head of Brexit Strategy and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and The Rt Hon Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC FRSE – Principal of St Hugh’s College, delivered speeches, welcoming the STARBIOS2 partners to St Hugh’s College at the University of Oxford.