14:30, Tuesday, 24 September
On Tuesday 24 September at 14:30, we will hold a session on
Responsible Research and Innovation. The discussion will be hosted by
the Ethical Advisory Board (EAB) at Graphene Week 2019.
with insightful and real-world talks from experts, this session will
begin with keynote speeches from members of the EAB, Ursula Hohlneicher,
Steven Savage and Norberto Patrignani. The EAB was formed to advise the
Graphene Flagship on issues relating to ethical standards for research
and innovation, which all project members are responsible in upholding.
Join the session on Tuesday 24 September at 14:30 to gain first-hand insight into responsible research and innovation.
of Ethics in Research (Session 1)
The members of the Graphene Flagship
Ethics Advisory Board (EAB), Ursula Hohlneicher, Norberto Patrignani and
Steven Savage will present the EAB and its objectives and present
current thinking on the Basics of Responsible Research and Innovation
(RRI). The EAB members will be joined by Richard Fagerström (VTT) in
considering the benefits of discussing the potential consequences of
technology and scientific advances at an early stage. Engaging relevant
stakeholders such as scientists, engineers, manufacturers, policy
agencies, and society in a dialogue are key aspects of the RRI concept.
presenters will share some examples of ethical dilemmas associated with
graphene research and will initiate a discussion with the audience.
Deep Dive (Session 2)
Building on the discussions from the Basics
session, the complexity of ethical aspects related to research and how
they evolve over time will be discussed with the audience.
will talk about general considerations about ethics in research such
data integrity, publication ethics and the responsibility of each
individual to consider their own contribution to the subject. Key
elements of RRI will be emphasised. In discussion with the audience we
will map RRI stakeholders of graphene research and innovation, and how
to engage with them. Then we will present some scenarios and break up in
smaller groups to discuss the issues in these scenarios: What are the
significant issues and how can these be foreseen, recognised, and
Ursula Hohlneicher, AstraZeneca
Ursula Hohlneicher has worked
in senior compliance roles supporting R&D, Manufacturing &
Operations, IT and global strategic planning business units at
AstraZeneca since 2011. She has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the
University in Cologne; in her more than 20 years with the company she
has moved from contributing to drug development as a scientist into
project management where here she was responsible for the global
implementation of an Electronic Lab Notebook and associated risk
management and then into Compliance. In her current role as General
Manager Compliance she is responsible for providing leadership and
advice related to compliance to the business with a focus on compliance
aspects related to interactions with Health Care Professionals and other
3rd parties as well as Bioethics, the use of digital media, risk
assessment and different approaches for compliance training.
Steven Savage, FOI - Swedish Defence Research Agency
studied in the UK and graduated with an MSc in chemistry from the
University of Salford and a PhD in applied physics from the University
of Hull. After moving to Sweden in 1986 he joined the Institute for
Metals Research (now part of RISE and SWERIM) and in 1991 joined what is
now the Swedish Defence Research Agency. He is today research director
(materials), and is involved in a number of different materials-related
projects. Along the way he became docent in nanomaterials at The Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH).
Steven’s research interests focus
on properties, processing and applications of novel materials and
technologies for applications ranging from medical implants to weapons
systems, and from camouflage to sensors and fall detectors for use in
care homes for the elderly. In all these applications ethical questions
are important, but are often neglected by the scientists and engineers
who design and develop the technology. Because of this approach, ethical
problems often become apparent at a relatively advanced stage of
development, where it is difficult and expensive to introduce solutions.
The results may be sub-optimised and ineffective. For this reason it is
important that new technologies based on graphene should be aware of
any ethical issues at an early stage, and if possible to design
materials and applications which avoid these issues.
Norberto Patrignani, Politecnico di Torino
Patrignani is Senior Associate Lecturer of "Computer Ethics" at Graduate
School of Politecnico di Torino (where collaborates also with I3P,
Innovative Enterprise Incubator of the Politecnico di Torino), Associate
Lecturer of "ICT & Information Society" at Catholic University of
Milano, Expert for the EU Commission - ERC (European Research Council),
and Scientific Advisor for Loccioni (Ancona, Italy). He is also the
Italian national representative at Technical Committee 9 (TC9)
(Relationship between Computers and Society) of the IFIP, International
Federation for Information Processing.
Patrignani's interest in
taking part in the Graphene Flagship's Ethical Advisory Board is based
on his focus on long-term sustainability of ICT, on the ethics and
safety of novel technologies, and on the use of a responsible research
and innovation approach to developing better research.
Richard Fagerström, VTT
Work experience in the fields of drug
discovery, diagnostics and sensor development, molecular biology and
industrial microbial production of biomolecules. Of his career about 15
years is work experience in industry R&D and over 20 years in
research institutes as e.g. Researcher, Manager, VP Technology, Business
Development Manager and Principle Scientist
experience has involved lot of ethical issues starting already from his
early career in drug discovery followed by genetic engineering issues
and thus, it has become a hobby (no formal education in the field).
Since 2013 member of the VTT ethical committee performing ethical
reviews in human sciences (at VTT) and educating as well as
participating in evaluating research ethics and integrity issues. He
also participate in domestic research ethics investigations and in
events regarding ethics.