About Science & Society
The Science & Society Programme has been running for over twenty years. It seeks to create a bridge between EMBL, external stakeholders, and cross-sectoral experts, by undertaking analysis of, and discussion on the societal impact of scientific research. We act as a neutral facilitator, providing an impartial forum to explore the societal context in which scientific research operates.
The Science & Society Programme aims to create a platform for dialogue and debate, allowing EMBL to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSi) of scientific research. With the support of the Science & Society Committee, who act as EMBL’s internal think tank, we run a range of internal and external events, designed to facilitate analysis of, and outreach on scientific issues with a societal relevance. This process establishes a vehicle for scientists, and experts from a variety of disciplines, to meet with members of the public, and to engage in dialogue, seminars, discussion meetings, conferences, and symposia. It also provides researchers with comprehensive insight into how society could be impacted by their research.
Science & Society Blogs and Articles
- Towards an Era of Science Activists? (read the blog here)
- Welcome to the new Science & Society Manager (read the article here)
- What is the Societal Impact of Infectious Disease? (read the blog here)
- Dinosaurs, Dodos, and the future of life on Earth (read the article here)
- Science & Society at EMBL: Facilitating Dialogue on the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Scientific Research (watch the video here)
Lucia von Bredow
Science & Society Manager
EMBL Heidelberg, Meyerhofstraße 1, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany
Tel: +49 6221 387-8727