Incorporating Responsible Science into Academic Curricula

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Wilson C (Marriott Wardman Park)
Since 2012, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has led an effort to work with life sciences faculty from around the world on core elements of responsible science. These educators, in turn, form networks of similarly trained researchers and students in their own institutions, countries, and regions. One measure of the program’s success is the incorporation of responsible science in multiple national curricula, which typically reflects acceptance by the ministry of higher education. In some parts of the globe, these efforts have been stymied by the eruption of wars and widespread instability, and in others they have withered without continued external financial support; but, in the years since the program began, several have survived and spread beyond local efforts. This symposium brings together individuals from Algeria, Egypt, and Malaysia to discuss projects that aim to implement the teaching and practice of responsible science in higher education in their respective countries.
Lida Anestidou, National Academy of Sciences
Elizabeth Heitman, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society
Mohamed El Shinawi, Ain Shams University
Beyond the Egypt Educational Institutes on Responsible Science
Halima Benbouza, Biotechnology Research Center
Bioethics and the Responsible Conduct of Science in Algeria
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