Publications

ERASynBio Strategic Vision

ERASynBio developed a ERASynBio Strategic Vision. The ERASynBio Strategic Vision sets out an ambitious vision for the future of European synthetic biology, accompanied by a series of targeted recommendations to empower national and international funding organisations, policy bodies and other stakeholders.

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ERASynBio 1st strategic conference roadmaps

In addition to the Strategic Vision roadmaps for technologies, basic science and applied/industrial science opportunities were developed.

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Opinion nr25 - 17/11/2009 - Ethics of Synthetic Biology

The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies is an independent body advising the European Commission on ethics in science and new technologies in connection with Community legislation or policies. The EGE members are asked to offer independent advice to the Commission. They have been appointed on the basis of their expertise and a geographical distribution that reflects the diversity in the European Union. For every full Opinion to be issued by the Group, a roundtable is held before the Opinion is adopted, to which representatives of the Institutions of the European Union, experts of the fields, parties representing different interests, including NGOs, patients and consumer organisations and industrial stakeholders, are invited to participate in the debate.

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Position Statement and Recommendations on Governance

ERASynBio looked on a dedicated workshop with invited experts (Vienna, March 2013) into different governance aspects of synthetic biology by examining and evaluating existing frameworks and regulations and provided an opportunity for central questions of governance.

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Activity Catalogue for Measures in Public Dialogue

ERASynBio’s “Activity Catalogue for Measures in Public Dialogue” offers a contribution to the mapping of efficient models of public engagement in synthetic biology presenting examples of past and current activities on public engagement and public dialogue in the field.

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Catalogue on Social Science Research topics in Synthetic Biology

What specific social science expertise is needed to ensure a rightly progress of synthetic biology research? Based on information collected through desk research and information collected during ERASynBio’s 2 Strategic conferences three main research areas were identified as crucial areas in which Social Sciences can have an impact. ERASynBio’s “Catalogue on Social Science Research Topics in Synthetic Biology” explores these areas and provides a list of suggested actions to be taken by social scientists.

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