RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH IN BIOSCIENCES: CHALLENGES FOR MAINSTREAMING

29 May 2020, 9-17.30 CEST on Zoom

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!

Join us on May 29 to discuss current changes in science as a whole and the social phenomena that challenge science. Preliminary programme available below!

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Order a paper copy of the STARBIOS2 guideline

Through an iterative learning process, STARBIOS2 partners have developed a model that we are now able to share with anyone who is interested in promoting responsible biosciences! We were planning to share paper copies of our guideline book at our in-person final events, but as we are now going digital, we offer the opportunity to have a copy mailed straight to your doorstep. When registering, enter your address (work or home) and let us know if you are interested!

Join our COVID-19 themed special event!

Join us on for a COVID-19 themed special event "COVID-19 and Open Science" on 29 May at 18.00! Read more

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

OPENING SESSION

09.00-10.00

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

WELCOME ADDRESS
Vittorio Colizzi, STARBIOS2 project, University of Rome Tor Vergata  & Linden Farrer, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation RTD G4

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

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

SESSION 1: STARBIOS2 - DIFFERENT PATHWAYS TO RRI

10.15-11.45

Chair: Evanthia K. Schmidt, Aarhus University

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

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

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

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

PBIC OF ABI - A NARROW WINDOW TO THE BROAD WORLD OF RESPONSIBLE PLANT SCIENCE
Dimitar Djilianov, Agrobioinstitute, Bulgaria

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

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University of Rome - Tor Vergata, Italy

SESSION 2: THE INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF RRI IN BIOSCIENCES

12.00-13.20

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

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

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)

Interventions from three STARBIOS2 outside Europe:

AN ACTION PLAN DRIVEN BY SOCIETAL ENGAGEMENT FOR UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Maria Salvato, University of Maryland

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

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

13.20 VIRTUAL LUNCH

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)

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

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

INTEGRATING RRI INTO THE RESEARCH AGENDA THROUGH LIVED EXPERIENCES – COMMON GOALS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND LEARNING FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECT NUCLEUS
Penny Haworth, RRI Nucleus-project, South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)

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

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

16.20 Small talk & biobreak

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

16.30-17.30

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

THE FREEDOM OF RESEARCH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Richard J. Roberts, Nobel Prize in Physiology or medicine 1993

INTERVENTIONS

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

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

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

FINAL REMARKS

18.00  Special event on COVID-19 and Open Science

The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced data sharing, communication and collaboration within international research communities. Challenging, in a positive way, the utilization of open science approaches and methodologies.

During this special event, we will illustrate the Open Science approaches, methodologies, and best practices used by STARBIOS2 partners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Read more about the special event

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