Network of ELSA and RRI researchers in Norway

The TRACKS project: follow citizen scientists’ measurements of the weather in northeast Bangladesh

By on February 7, 2017 in News
The TRACKS project: follow citizen scientists’ measurements of the weather in northeast Bangladesh

The TRACKS project (TRAnsforming Climate Knowledge with and for Society) was funded by the Research Council of Norway from 2014 to 2017, and is managed by Scott Bremer (Senter for Vitenskapsteori, UiB). It is an interdisciplinary project with partners both in Norway and Bangladesh, gathering the disciplines of climate sciences and meteorology, as well as […]

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Research position on RRI available at GenØk

By on January 24, 2017 in News
Research position on RRI available at GenØk

4 Year research position available on ‘Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in European Practice and Funding’ at GenØk The position is connected to the research project “Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)”, that sets out to promote the acceptance of Responsible Research and Innovation […]

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Should you feel sorry for the animals you eat?

By on January 12, 2017 in News
Should you feel sorry for the animals you eat?

The so-called meat paradox —to like eating meat, but dislike killing and harming animals—confronts omnivores with a powerful contradiction between eating and caring for animals. In an article published in the late summer edition of Environmental Ethics, Lars Ursin grapples with this paradox. He argues that the psychological problem with regard to killing animals can […]

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Sew the Story of your Seed

By on December 12, 2016 in News
Sew the Story of your Seed

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a frozen cavern deep inside a mountain on an island in the arctic. It holds seeds from all around the world and acts as a safety net in case the collections of the world’s genebanks are destroyed. These seeds currently lay frozen in this vault, completely separated from their […]

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CANDID: The new EU project on the role of social and human sciences in ‘smart’ projects

By on December 7, 2016 in News
CANDID: The new EU project on the role of social and human sciences in ‘smart’ projects

The new interdisciplinary CANDID project (Checking Assumptions aND promoting responsibility In smart Development projects), funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program, will be starting in January 2017 for a period of one year, and be coordinated by Kjetil Rommetveit (UiB, Senter for Vitenskapsteori). In addition to the UiB, CANDID gathers four partners from Catalonia, Belgium […]

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Do you want to know if your food contains GMOs?

By on December 6, 2016 in News
Do you want to know if your food contains GMOs?

This short video tells you what you would need to perform GM detection, how it can be done, what it costs, and how long it can take. Ready? View it HERE This video is a join production between the Agriculture Project and the Biodiverseedy Project. For more information, check out www.agricultureproject.org and www.biodiverseedy.com

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How does the Svalbard Global Seed Vault work?

By on November 25, 2016 in News
How does the Svalbard Global Seed Vault work?

Should GM crops be in the seed vault? How do we view their moral status as techno-organisms and do they have conservation value as part of the biodiversity of life on earth? Starting with the question if there are any genetically modified (GM) seeds in the Vault, Fern Wickson documents the attempt to answer that […]

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Response/Ability!

By on November 15, 2016 in News
Response/Ability!

Exercises in responsible research and innovation from art, science and humanities perspectives Trondheim Art Society/Trondhjem Kunstforeningen 17-18 November 2016 This two-day workshop invites humanists, artists and scientists to reflect on ideas and practices of responsibility, and their role in research, innovation and art practices. Academic research is usually judged by standards of epistemic excellence, that […]

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Workshops on future climate-related scenarios in Svalbard for the REGIMES project

By on October 31, 2016 in News
Workshops on future climate-related scenarios in Svalbard for the REGIMES project

Workshops with high school students and retirees on future climate-related scenarios in Svalbard for the REGIMES project The interdisciplinary REGIMES project, funded by the Norwegian Research Council the POLARPROG program (2016-2019), and led by Dorothy Dankel (UiB, Department of Biology) looks at future scenarios of national and international conflicts of ecosystem services in Svalbard under […]

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Workshop: Public-private partnerships in biobanks​

By on October 13, 2016 in News
Workshop: Public-private partnerships in biobanks​

November 7-8, 2016 the European research network COST Action CHIP ME and the rare disease infrastructure project RD Connect will organize the workshop «Ethically and legally sustainable partnership between industry and public funded research initiatives: Rare diseases as a case study». The organizing committee include the two ELSA Norway members Isabelle Budin Ljøsne and Heidi Beate Bentzen, who co-chair COST […]

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