Putting Scientific Social Responsibility into Practice

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Columbus IJ (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Maja Horst , University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
While there is a large academic and policy literature on the need to increase the social responsibility of science, less is known about the translation of these calls into practice. Drawing from empirical studies of how scientists and research managers interpret and translate calls for responsibility into practice, this paper demonstrates large gaps between the macro level of policy formulation, the meso level of managing the scientific enterprise and the micro level of doing science.