Responsible Research and InnovationView all sessions
The idea of “responsible research and innovation” has taken off in European funding and policy circles recently, and scientists and engineers are increasingly being encouraged to think of their work in these terms. But what does it mean to innovate responsibly, and what implications might this have for the practice of synthetic biology? This session will explore the idea of “responsibility” from several different angles, including biosecurity and conservation. It will ask what kind of responsibility synthetic biology has to the future, and how this young and growing field can best work towards the public good.