by Rowena Rodrigues
Whether you are an ethics committee member, policy maker interested in ethics and responsible research and innovation, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager, a research funder, a researcher, NGO, or journalist looking for information about ethics assessment of research and innovation (R&I), you can find a range of valuable information on the SATORI website. For example:
- Inventory of ethics assessment practices: detailed picture of the ethics assessment landscape in the EU and other countries (covers principles and approaches, scientific fields, different kinds of organisations carrying out ethics assessment, country studies).
- Handbook on participatory processes: outlines guidelines for establishing a participatory approach with a focus on criteria for selecting appropriate participatory techniques.
- A report on the legal frameworks that guide or constrain ethical procedures within research in the EU: examines the legal and regulatory frameworks across 12 domains at EU and national level.
- A report on international differences in research cultures, ethical standards, and legal frameworks: investigates what such differences are and what their implications for the prospects of international harmonisation of ethics assessment of R&I.
- Policy briefs:
The SATORI project is in its final phase (the project ends in September 2017). Currently, the project is working on:
- Finalisation of the SATORI CEN Workshop Agreement on ethics assessment for research and innovation
- Roadmap for adoption of a fully developed ethics assessment framework
- Heritage and sustainability (engaging stakeholders)
- Policy watch and policy developments (led by Trilateral Research)
In addition, SATORI issues a newsletter on policy developments in ethics. The latest issue (Feb2017) covers a variety of topics e.g. AI principles, data economy, gender equality, human genome editing, invitro organs, privacy, public image of science, open government data, rights of children in biomedicine, research data sharing, ethics committees, robots, responsible research and innovation(RRI), scientific integrity, sustainability. Trilateral Research coordinates the newsletter.
The latest SATORI blog post discusses the independence of ethics committees. Past blog posts have discussed artificial intelligence, the SATORI CEN workshop Agreement, and Ethical Challenges for Research On Human-Animal Hybrids.
The latest SATORI policy brief (January 2017) focusses on “Improving the organisation of research ethics committees“.
We invite you to link with SATORI on social media for updates, discussion, and events – Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. You can also subscribe to the SATORI mailing list via our website: www.satoriproject.eu.
SATORI will host a policy makers workshop in Brussels, on 23 May 2017 and a final conference in September 2017 – if you would like to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SATORI project is a 45-month project on ethics assessment of research and innovation (R&I) supported by the European Commission through its FP7 funding scheme. SATORI aims to improve ethical assessment practices and strengthen respect for ethical principles. SATORI comprises 17 partners from 12 countries and is co-ordinated by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Trilateral Research is the deputy coordinator of the project.