The Ethics Blog

A blog from the Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)

Month: May 2014

Building European infrastructures for research

The European Union is traditionally about creating an internal market, where goods, services, labor and capital can move freely between member states. Lately there have been efforts to create also European infrastructures for research, where researchers in the different member states can collaborate more efficiently, and compete on a global “research market.” A new tool […]

Open biobank landscapes

Last week I wrote about the transition from organizing science as a tree of knowledge that once in a while drops its fruits onto society, to organizing research as part of knowledge landscapes, where the perspective of harvesting, managing and using the fruits is there from the beginning. That the proud tree is gone might […]

From tree of knowledge to knowledge landscapes

Science was long revered as free and self-critical pursuit of knowledge. There were hopes of useful applications, of course, but as fruits that once in a while fall from the tree of knowledge. In a thought-provoking article in the Croatian Medical Journal, Anna Lydia Svalastog describes how traditional reverence for science and devout hope of […]

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