Responsibility in bioscience is a cornerstone of transforming the relationship between science and society
Directly or indirectly, biosciences play a decisive role in many of the challenges facing contemporary societies, and many productive sectors depend largely on bioscience research and the weight of the bio-economy. It is therefore imperative for those working within the field of biosciences to fully engage with society and embrace this responsibility throughout the research and innovation process.
The International Network for Responsible Biosciences will provide a space for the bioscience community to share knowledge and grow together, using the Responsible Research and Innovation and Open Science framework, and will encourage multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches to solving the modern problems facing research and society.
The Main Objectives of the INRB will be:
To collect and disseminate the knowledge gained from projects such as ResBios and European Swafs projects on responsible biosciences
To provide the scaffolding required to back institutional changes
To promote international and multi-, inter- and transdisciplinary scientific collaboration
To connect European institutes engaged in responsible biosciences with projects worldwide, including North and South America, Africa and Asia
To contribute to the development of Horizon Europe programme with particular attention to science and society relation, societal engagement, Open Science, citizen science, multistakeholder engagement and more, with a focus on bioscience
These activities will be supported by the creation of a website, online/hybrid activities (newsletter, webinars, and other events), shared resources, and a platform for conversations and collaboration.