Global Governance of Science
The report on Global Governance of Science which you can download(see link further below) is the product of an expert group acting under a mandate from the European Commission Directorate General for Research to which legal scholars, sociologists, philosophers and political scientists from Europe, the United States of America, China and South-Africa have contributed.
This report seeks to advance a vision of global governance for the common good that invokes European principles of good governance and fundamental rights. It is our belief that the European Union as a political entity situated between the national and global levels, with its principles of good governance, its charter of fundamental rights and commitments to a European Research Area, is ideally placed to encourage critical reflection and undertake practical leadership in relation to the global governance of science and innovation. Our recommendations are addressed not only to policymakers in the European Commission and the Member States of the EU, but equally to those organisations worldwide operating within and around science.
The expert group was chaired by Prof. Zaneta Ozolina (Riga) and edited by Prof. Carl Mitcham (Colorado, USA). Members: Pamela Andanda (South-Africa) Ren-Zong Qiu (China),Nico Stehr( Germany)and Matthias Kaiser (Norway).
Ethical and Regulatory Challenges to Science and Research Policy
This expert group report on the Ethical and Regulatory Challenges to Science and Research Policy at the Global Level has been authored by experts from Europe and the United States of America in an interdisciplinary manner.
Science is a major driving force of globalisation. We cannot assume that the ethical values underpinning the European Union’s Framework Programme are accepted outside Europe. This has become very clear in the global discussion on privacy standards and data protection, as well as on the ethical imperative for benefit sharing from scientific and technological advance. The expert group has made specific policy recommendations for these two topics, especially in the light of emerging technologies.
The expert group advocates an approach to advance an international framework for responsible research and innovation by means of multilateral dialogue. Since governmental bodies have limited possibilities, it will be necessary to include both state and non-state actors in this dialogue.
Members of the expert group: Carl Mitcham, Doris Schroeder, Emilio Mordini, John Crowley and Paul McCarthy.