Ethical Review Goes Global: a talk at the European Molecular Biology Labs

The European Molecular Biology Labs, in Heidleberg, Germany, run a fantastic series of Science and Society lectures, open to its researchers, the university community and the general public.

On April 25th, I gave a talk entitled Ethical Review Goes Global, which, amongst other things, reflected on the international integration of ethics review practices into the making of good science. I drew on ethnography I conducted during the International Science and Bioethics Collaboration project to pose questions about the making of definitions of good practice, accreditation and evaluative systems growing up around ethics practices, and the anthropology of idea of integrity in research. You can read the talk abstract here.

During my visit, I also received a tour of the EMBL’s “double helix” training building, the first time I have walked inside DNA!


Ethical Review Goes Global talk