The scientific community has in recent years witnessed numerous breakthroughs, from advancements in gene editing, artificial intelligence, space exploration, synthetic biology and RNA medicine to nuclear fusion. Ethics and integrity are paramount in this rapidly evolving landscape. For example, while rapid advancements in technology have propelled the research enterprise forward, they have outpaced developments in research ethics, sometimes resulting in ambiguities about what is deemed acceptable and what is not. Meanwhile, the "publish or perish" culture can sometimes push researchers to cut corners, leading to compromised ethics.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is excited to launch the IAP Webinar Series to enable member academies and networks to engage on topics of common interest, learn from each other, build capacity, and establish partnerships. These Webinars will take place quarterly and will be 90 minutes long.
Registration is now open for the inaugural webinar which is planned for 23 October 2023, on the topic of Promoting Ethics and Integrity in Scientific Research and Practice. The webinar will take place from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM UTC. This time will vary based on your location.
You can register here to attend the webinar live.
The webinar seeks to underline the significance of ethical considerations in the scientific research and practice and foster a culture that champions transparency, honesty, and responsible use of science. Discussions will focus on experiences, contributions, and challenges within the scientific community.
The October 23 webinar is co-hosted with the Royal Irish Academy, with presentations from several IAP member academies.
Read and download the webinar agenda and list of speakers here.