A biosecurity panel met, expecting to approve recommendations, but myriad concerns complicated the proceedings.
The study provides an overview and comparative analysis of nine national approaches to strengthening knowledge security and the forces that drive them. The national approaches are those of Australia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. They all have developed different approaches, depending on the national political context, […]
The information brochure is dedicated to the most important questions about dealing with security-related research in Germany. It gives an initial insight into relevant subject areas, the importance and structure of the committes for ethics in security-related research and the legal framework and funding. It describes case studies and illustrates how ethical aspects of security-related research can be anchored […]
An annotated collection of guidelines, checklists and comparable documents is intended as a reference to help stakeholders in research and innovation to safeguard international cooperation.
Responsibilities for research integrity and security are distributed across multiple actors in the international research ecosystem. These include, national governments, research funding agencies, research institutions, universities, academic associations, and intergovernmental organisations. This report describes policy initiatives and actions from these different actors to safeguard national and economic security whilst protecting freedom of enquiry, promoting international […]
The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) has worked in close cooperation with the Leiden Asia Centre (LAC) on an extensive study mapping the risks and challenges of academic and research collaboration with Chinese partners. To this end, the LAC and HCSS conducted over 40 interviews with scientists and university staff in the Netherlands and […]
The key questions were compiled by the Joint Committee on the Handling of Security-Relevant Research based on the KEFs’ feedback on their work from 2016–2019, published checklists and guidelines on research risks. The Joint Committee believes that the respective responses of researchers and KEFs and the consequences derived from them for the work in question […]
Artificial intelligence and brain–computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.
The model statutes are designed to provide assistance in establishing KEFs (Committees for Ethics in Security-Relevant Research) at German universities, research institutes and research associations.
Some research results obtained in the life sciences can be used not only for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole, but also misused with intent to cause harm. Research such as this is referred to as Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC). To counteract such misuse proactively the German Ethics Council advocates […]