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Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST)

Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST)
Project team:

Decker, Michael (Project leader); Leonhard Hennen; Arnold Sauter; Torsten Fleischer; Camilo Fautz

Funding:

European Union

Start date:

2011

End date:

2014

Project partners:

University of Central Lancashire (UK, project coordination), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Rathenau Instituut (The Netherlands), Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development (People's Republic of China), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (India)

Research group:

Innovation processes and impacts of technology

Project description

The project "Global Ethics in Science and Technology" (GEST) aims to explore the role of ethics in science and technology (S&T) policy as it is currently developing both in Europe and in the two main global emerging economies of China and India. S&T ethics has been widely debated in Europe in the last two decades leading to a number of policy initiatives that have influenced the development of new technologies in the European Research Area. The way in which ethical considerations are incorporated in S&T policy in Europe creates an environment that inevitably affects the EU's global position.

At the same time Europe is increasingly co-operating and competing with the two major emerging economies of China and India, which are also keen to develop their S&T sectors. Interdependences between these three global actors require ever closer collaboration, preferably undertaken in a highly transparent manner. Interdependent development (and even positive competition) requires mutual respect and understanding, but this relies upon close collaboration in exploring common issues and significant differences.

GEST aims to create such collaboration between key S&T policy advisory institutes in the three regions in order to provide a clear understanding of the role of ethics in S&T debates. GEST offers a unique chance to analyse and debate relevant issues while learning from experience gathered in Europe and in the two emerging economies. A group of experts with a wide disciplinary and geographical distribution will provide input for kick-starting a global debate on the dynamics of ethics in S&T policy. In order to address the implications for effective global governance of science, GEST will provide concrete, realistic policy recommendations in the form of a collaborative roadmap and an action plan for science in society that will consider policymaking needs in all three regions.

Publications


2015
Book Chapters
Brom, F. W. A.; Chaturvedi, S.; Ladikas, M.; Zhang, W.
Institutionalizing ethical debates in science, technology and innovation policy: A comparison of Europe, India and China.
2015. Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China. Hrsg.: M. Ladikas, 9–23, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14693-5_2
Coles, D.; Chaturvedi, S.; Li, Q.; Ladikas, M.
New food technologies in Europe, India and China.
2015. Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China. Hrsg.: M. Ladikas, 111–124, Springer, Cham. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14693-5_9
Fautz, C.; Fleischer, T.; Ma, Y.; Liao, M.; Kumar, A.
Discourses on nanotechnology in Europe, China and India.
2015. Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China. Hrsg.: M. Ladikas, 125–144, Springer, Cham 
Ladikas, M.; Chaturvedi, S.; Zhao, Y.; Stemerding, D.
Introduction: Embedding ethics in science and technology policy : A global perspective.
2015. Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China. Hrsg.: M. Ladikas, 1–8, Springer, Cham, CH. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-14693-5_1Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Rerimassie, V.; Ying, M.; Srinivas, K. R.; Ladikas, M.
Public perceptions of science and technology in Europe, China and India.
2015. Ladikas, M. [Hrsg.] Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China Cham [u.a.] : Springer, 2015, 25–37 
Stemerding, D.; Rerimassie, V.; van Est, R.; Zhao, Y.; Chaturvedi, S.; Ladikas, M.; Brom, F. W. A.
A comparative framework for studying global ethics in science and technology.
2015. Ladikas, M. [Hrsg.] Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China Cham [u.a.] : Springer, 2015, 99–110 
Zhao, Y.; Fautz, C.; Hennen, L.; Srinivas, K. R.; Li, Q.
Public engagement in the governance of science and technology.
2015. Ladikas, M. [Hrsg.] Science and Technology Governance and Ethics : A Global Perspective from Europe, India and China Cham [u.a.] : Springer, 2015, 39–52 
Books
Ladikas, M.; Chaturvedi, S.; Zhao, Y.; Stemerding, D.
Science and technology governance and ethics : A global perspective from Europe, India and China.
2015. Cham [u.a.] : Springer, 2015 
2014
Book Chapters
Ladikas, M.; Chaturvedi, S.
The health impact fund. Issues and challenges.
2014. Chaturveidi, S. [Hrsg.] The Living Tree : Traditional Medicine and Public Health in China and India New Delhi : Academic Foundation [u.a.], 2014, 33–50 
Books
Chaturvedi, S.; Ladikas, M.; Lifeng, G.; Srinivas, K. R.
The living tree : Traditional medicine and public health in China and India.
2014. New Delhi : Academic Foundation [u.a.], 2014 
Journal Articles
Ait-Aissa, M.; Ladikas, M.
A humanitarian-context research ethics framework to enhance the valorization of research results by action contre la faim (ACF).
2014. Science et technique - Revue burkinabè de la recherche - Lettres, Sciences sociales et humaines, (1), 149–256 
Presentations
Ladikas, M.
Ethics in responsible research and innovation. A global perspective from the GEST project.
2014. Responsible Governance of Science and Technologies, Perspectives from Europe, China and India, Bruxelles, B, March 19, 2014 
2013
Journal Articles
Fautz, C.
Case study Germany. Channels of public involvement.
2013. GEST Project Team Newsletter, February (5), 4–5 
Presentations
Fautz, C.
Case study EU: Discourses on nanotechnologies and underlying values.
2013. Workshop ’Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST)’, Karlsruhe, April 17-18, 2013 
Fautz, C.
Taking stock: Applying the GEST value framework on nanotechnology case study.
2013. Workshop ’Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST)’, Beijing, China, September 4-5, 2013 
2012
Journal Articles
Chaturvedi, S.; Crager, S.; Ladikas, M.; Muthuswamy, V.; Su, Y. Y.; Yang, H. M.
Harmonizing policy on human genetic resources and benefit sharing.
2012. Nature Biotechnology, 30, 1169–1170. doi:10.1038/nbt.2441
2011
Presentations
Decker, M.
Ethic debates on nanotechnologies. What’s going on in Europe?.
2011. Kick-off Meeting ’Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST), Den Haag, NL, March 31 - April 1, 2011 

Contact

Prof. Dr. Michael Decker
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe
Germany

Phone: +49 721 608-23007
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