This expert group repo+E29rt on the Ethical and Regulatory Challenges to Science and Research Policy at the Global Level has been authored by experts from Europe and the United States of America in an interdisciplinary manner.
Science is a major driving force of globalisation. We cannot assume that the ethical values underpinning the European Union’s Framework Programme are accepted outside Europe. This has become very clear in the global discussion on privacy standards and data protection, as well as on the ethical imperative for benefit sharing from scientific and technological advance. The expert group has made specific policy recommendations for these two topics, especially in the light of emerging technologies.
The expert group advocates an approach to advance an international framework for responsible research and innovation by means of multilateral dialogue. Since governmental bodies have limited possibilities, it will be necessary to include both state and non-state actors in this dialogue.