RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH IN BIOSCIENCES: CHALLENGES FOR MAINSTREAMING

The STARBIOS2 final event took place on 29 May 2020. We finally have available speaker presentations and video recordings to share with the world! Please find them all below.

Science and society relations are changing. At the STARBIOS2 final event, we present the main results from STARBIOS2: our model and guideline for implementing RRI in bioscience research organizations. Launching indications for European policies and networking about the governance of science/society relations in different research fields and geographical contexts. Read more in the Discussion Note!

Watch the final event from start to finish, or choose a specific presentation in our YouTube playlist! Available speaker PowerPoint presentations are linked below.

Start at the beginning below, or find your favourite among the presentations to the right!

PROGRAMME

OPENING SESSION

09.00-10.00

Chair: Vittorio Colizzi, STARBIOS2 project, University of Rome - Tor Vergata

09:05 WELCOME ADDRESS
Vittorio Colizzi, STARBIOS2 project, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Orazio Schillaci, professor and rector of the University of Rome - Tor Vergata,  & Linden Farrer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation RTD G4

09:15 NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN THE BIOSCIENCES
Phil Macnaghten, Professor in the Knowledge, Technology and Innovation (KTI) group at Wageningen University

09:45 THE STARBIOS2 PROJECT: CHALLENGES, ACTIVITIES & MAIN IMPACTS
Carla Montesano, STARBIOS2 coordinator, University of Rome - Tor Vergata

SESSION 1: STARBIOS2 - DIFFERENT PATHWAYS TO RRI

10.10-11.50

Chair: Evanthia K. Schmidt, Aarhus University

10:15 RRI IN PRACTICE: SCIENCE EDUCATION AS A TRIGGER FOR STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Doris Elster, University of Bremen, Germany

10:25 FROM A PILOT ACTION FOR RESPONSIBLE BIOSCIENCES TO A UNIVERSITY-WIDE APPROACH FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Izabela Raszczyk, University of Gdansk

10:35 IMPORTANCE OF RRI FOR FUTURE BIODIVERSITY (NATURE) CONSERVATION
Elena Buzan, University of Primorska, Slovenia

10:45 RRI AND GENDER EQUITY AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Pavel Ovseiko, Sarwar Shah & Lorna Henderson, University of Oxford & NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, United Kingdom

10:55 PLANT BIOTECH INFORMATION CENTER OF AGROBIOINSTITUTE - A NARROW WINDOW TO THE BROAD WORLD OF RESPONSIBLE PLANT SCIENCE
Dimitar Djilianov, Agrobioinstitute, Bulgaria

11:05 TUNING UNESCO CHAIR IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOETHICS: RRI MODALITY ON
Maurizio Mattei, University of Rome – Tor Vergata

11:15 SUPPORTING A PROCESS OF CHANGE AND LEARNING FROM THIS: SOME REMARKS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
Claudia Colonnello, Laboratorio di Scienze della Cittadinanza, Italy

11:25 GENERAL DISCUSSION

11:50 BREAK

SESSION 2: GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF RRI IN BIOSCIENCE

12.00-13.25

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

12:05 BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH CAPACITY TO TACKLE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES IN AFRICA - THE COVID-19 EXPERIENCE
Moses Bockarie, Director of International Cooperation and Head of Africa Office, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)

12:20 TOWARDS GLOBAL STANDARDS IN THE PROTECTION OF HEALTH DATA
Joe Cannataci, University of Malta & UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

12:35 RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN ACTION AT THE ICGEB
Mariet Wium, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) Cape Town, South Africa

12:45 AN ACTION PLAN DRIVEN BY SOCIETAL ENGAGEMENT FOR UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Maria Salvato & Francis Ibukun, University of Maryland

12:55 WORKING BASED ON RRI IN BRAZILIAN CONTEXT
Luiz Alcantara, Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Brazil

13:05 GENERAL DISCUSSION

13.25 LUNCH BREAK

SESSION 3: STRATEGIES AND PROPOSALS ON RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH IN BIOSCIENCES

14.30-16.30

Chair: Luiz Zerbini, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

14:35 STRUCTURAL CHANGE IN EUROPEAN BIOSCIENCE ORGANIZATIONS: THE STARBIOS2 GUIDELINES
Andrea Declich, University of Rome Tor Vergata

14:50 CONTEXTUALISING RRI - LESSONS FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE  EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECT NUCLEUS
Penny Haworth, RRI Nucleus-project, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB), National Research Foundation, South Africa

15:05 THE JOINT LABORATORY AND THE OPEN SCIENCE APPROACH FOR THE COVID-19 EPIDEMICS AT THE TOR VERGATA UNIVERSITY
Vittorio Colizzi, Interdisciplinary UNESCO Chair on Biotechnology and Bioethics, University of Rome - Tor Vergata, Evangelic University of Cameroon, Bandjoun

15:20 SCIENCE DIPLOMACY TO FOSTER RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH IN BIOSCIENCES: A SOUTH AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE
Daan du Toit, Deputy Director-General, South African Department of Science and Innovation

15:40 REMARKS ON THE POLITICS OF CITIZEN BIOSCIENCE
Christopher Coenen, Head of the Life, Innovation, Health, and Technology research group at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

16:00 GENERAL DISCUSSION

16:20 BREAK

ROUND TABLE ON POLICIES: THE MAINSTREAMING OF RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH & INNOVATION

16.30-17.35

Chair: Carla Montesano, STARBIOS2 coordinator, University of Rome - Tor Vergata

16:30 THE FREEDOM OF RESEARCH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Richard J. Roberts, New England Biolabs, Nobel Prize Laureate (Physiology or medicine, 1993)

INTERVENTIONS

16:50 STARBIOS2 EXPERIENCE AND A FOUR-LEVEL MAINSTREAMING OF RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH
Daniele Mezzana
- STARBIOS2 Coordination Team, University of Rome Tor Vergata

17:05 MAINSTREAMING RRI TOWARDS A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT BETWEEN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY?
Wiebe Bijker
, Professor-II at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

17:20 INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
René von Schomberg, philosopher and a STS specialist, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission & Guest Professor at the Technical University of Darmstadt

17:35 FINAL REMARKS

18.00  Special event on COVID-19 and Open Science

Directly following the STARBIOS2 final event on 29 May, we organised a special event on Covid-19 and Open Science. The Covid-19 pandemic caused by the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV2) has reinforced data sharing, communication and collaboration within international research communities. Challenging, in a positive way, the utilization of open science approaches and methodologies.

Speakers include...

THE UNESCO CHAIRS FOR COVID-19
Ahmed Fahmi, UNESCO

OPEN SCIENCE IN THE TIMES OF COVID-19
Eva Méndez, University Carlos III, Madrid

CELL AND GENE THERAPY PLATFORM FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE INCLUDING COVID-19
David Pauza, American Gene Technologies

TARGETS OF T CELL RESPONSES TO SARS-COV-2 CORONAVIRUS IN HUMANS WITH COVID-19 DISEASE & UNEXPOSED INDIVIDUALS
Alessandro Sette, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, CA, USA

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS PARTNERSHIP DURING COVID-19 EPIDEMICS IN CAMEROON
Jules-Roger Kuiate, Evangelic University of Cameroon

THE COVID-19 TOR VERGATA JOINT LABORATORY
Vittorio Colizzi, professor of Immunology, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Coordinator of the Tor Vergata Covid-19 Joint Lab

Open Science is a new approach to the scientific process based on cooperative work and new ways of diffusing knowledge through digital technologies and collaborative tools. With the goal of making scientific research available to all. A goal that could be accomplished by publishing open scientific research, campaigning for open access, and making it easier to both publish and communicate knowledge and new findings.

Finding ways of making research more transparent and accessible during the research process has become incredibly relevant for research about SARS-CoV2 and Covid-19. Open notebook science, citizen science, crowdfunding and open source software is more relevant than ever.

Register here!