African and European experiences in responsible research & open science: Towards a common vision?

17-18 March 2020 • Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to our Cape Town workshop!

The African and European Experience in Responsible Research and Open Science in Health and Biosciences: Towards a Common Vision?

When?

17th to 18th of March 2020

Where?

Protea Breakwater Lodge, Portswood Road,
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

Application closed 31 January 2020. Organisers will inform participants after the closing date.

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Please direct any questions to Mariet Wium (), or Claudia Russo () at ICGEB Cape Town.

Speakers

Key speakers already confirmed include:

  • Lawrence Banks, Director-General, ICGEB
  • Bernard Rey, Minister Counsellor and Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa
  • Luiz Zerbini, ICGEB
  • Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General, South African Department of Science and Innovation
  • Mmboneni Muofhe, Deputy Director-General, South African Department of Science and Innovation
  • Moses Bockarie, Director of International Cooperation and Head of Africa Office, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Sue Harrison, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
  • Isabella Annesi-Maesano, INSERM Research Director, France
  • Carla Montesano, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Andrea Declich, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Daniele Mezzana, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Vittorio Colizzi, University of Rome Tor Vergata
  • Tracey Naledi, Tekano and Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation
  • Maria Salvato, University of Maryland, USA
  • Nhlanhla Msomi, South African Biotechnology Specialist
  • Natasa Skoko, ICGEB
  • Claudia Colonnello, Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza
  • Evanthia K. Schmidt, Aarhus University
  • Doris Elster, University of Bremen
  • Ewa Łojkowska, University of Gdansk
  • Katarzyna Świerk, University of Gdansk
  • Izabela Raszczyk, University of Gdansk
  • Elena Buzan, University of Primorska
  • Pavel Ovseiko, University of Oxford & NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Lorna Russel Henderson, University of Oxford & NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Sarwar Shah, University of Oxford & NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre
  • Dimitar Djilianov, Agrobioinstitute
  • Joe Cannataci, University of Malta & UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Jaques Simpore, Director of Center for Biomolecular Research, CERBA/LABIOGENE, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Mariet Wium, ICGEB Cape Town
  • Fernanda Khouri, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)
  • Marta Giovanetti, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ)
  • Giulia Cappelli International Reference Centre for Research on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management | CIRCB & Italian National Reseach Council

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Preliminary programme


Tuesday, 17 March

08:00-09:00 Registration & refreshments

09:00 Welcoming address

      • Lawrence Banks, Director-General, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
      • Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General (International Cooperation and Resources), South African Department of Science and Innovation
Session 1: The RRI experiences, models and guidelines in Biosciences by the STARBIOS2 EU-Horizon 2020 Project

09:30-13:00

Chair: Luiz Zerbini, ICGEB

09:30-10:30 STARBIOS2: MODELS AND GUIDELINES IN BIOSCIENCES

BIOSCIENCES AND SOCIETY: CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE STARBIOS2 EXPERIENCE
Carla Montesano (STARBIOS2 coordinator) & Daniele Mezzana, University of Rome Tor Vergata

STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN EUROPEAN BIOSCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS: THE STARBIOS2 GUIDELINES
Andrea Declich, University of Rome Tor Vergata

11:00-13:00 STARBIOS2: RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION EXPERIENCES

INTRODUCTION
Claudia Colonnello, Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza, & Evanthia K. Schmidt, Aarhus University

RRI IN PRACTICE: SCIENCE EDUCATION AS A TRIGGER FOR STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Doris Elster, University of Bremen

FROM A PILOT ACTION FOR RESPONSIBLE BIOSCIENCES TO A UNIVERSITY-WIDE APPROACH FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND INNOVATIONS
Ewa Łojkowska, Katarzyna Świerk & Izabela Raszczyk, University of Gdansk

IMPORTANCE OF RRI FOR FUTURE BIODIVERSITY (NATURE) CONSERVATION
Elena Buzan, University of Primorska

RRI AND GENDER EQUITY AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Pavel Ovseiko, Sarwar Shah & Lorna Russel Henderson, University of Oxford & NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre

PLANT BIOTECH INFORMATION CENTER OF AGROBIOINSTITUTE: A NARROW WINDOW TO THE BROAD WORLD OF RESPONSIBLE PLANT SCIENCE
Dimitar Djilianov, Agrobioinstitute

Session 2: African experiences of responsible research in health & biosciences, within the international context

14:00-17:00

Chair: Clive Gray, Department of Pathology, University of Cape Town

THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA AS A TOOL FOR RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Jaques Simpore, Director of Center for Biomolecular Research, CERBA/LABIOGENE, University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

TOWARDS GLOBAL STANDARDS IN THE PROTECTION OF HEALTH DATA
Joe Cannataci, University of Malta & UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

EXPERIENCES OF RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH IN HEALTH: A PERSPECTIVE FROM SOUTH AFRICA
Tracey Naledi, Public Health Specialist, Chairperson, Tekano Board

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Sue Harrison, University of Cape Town Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Internationalization)

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Mariet Wium, ICGEB Cape Town

AN ACTION PLAN FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT THROUGH TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, BALTIMORE
Maria Salvato, University of Maryland

THE PROCESS OF IMPLEMENTING RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (RRI) AT FIOCRUZ - BRAZIL: BASED ON THE STARBIOS2 PROJECT
Fernanda Khouri & Marta Giovanetti,  Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz)

Wednesday, 18 March

Session 3: Responsible research: A common vision between Africa and Europe?

13:00-16:00

Chair: Carla Montesano, University of Rome Tor Vergata

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Bernard Rey, Minister Counsellor and Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Moses Bockarie, Director of International Cooperation and Head of Africa Office, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Vittorio Colizzi, Interdisciplinary UNESCO Chair on Biotechnology and Bioethics, Evangelic University of Cameroon, Bandjoun

INTEGRATING RRI INTO THE RESEARCH AGENDA THROUGH LIVED EXPERIENCES: THE EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECT NUCLEUS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Penny Haworth, RRI Nucleus-project, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Isabella Annesi-Maesano, The Exposome Project to define the interrelation between Africa and Europe

TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Giulia Cappelli, International Reference Centre for Research on HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management | CIRCB & Italian National Reseach Council 


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18th of March 2020, 18.30 to 21.00

Centre of the Book, 62 Queen Victoria St, Cape Town City Centre,
Cape Town, 8001

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