SATORI. Stakeholders Acting Together On the ethical impact assessment of Research and Innovation

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From 31/12/2013 to 29/09/2017
The aim of the project is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are adequately adapted to the evolution of technologies and societal concerns. The partners will develop an ethics assessment framework based on thorough analysis, commonly accepted ethical principles, participatory processes and engagement with stakeholders, including the public, in Europe and beyond.
  1. The SATORI FrameworkThis is an easy-to-read document that presents the outline of main SATORI results. It is a comprehensive ethics assessment framework for R&I in the European Union and beyond. The framework contains summarised versions of SATORI’s proposals for good practices, tools and toolkits regarding ethics assessment of R&I.
  1. The 6 SATORI Policy briefs - a set of policy recommendations and guidelines aimed at improving methods and standards for ethics assessment and ethical impact assessment of R&I, fostering harmonisation of ethics assessment practices in the EU and beyond and strengthening responsible research and innovation. The policy briefs can be used as first pointers to create new policies and guidelines to enhance ethics assessment practices in research and innovation. 
  1. Improving the organisation of research ethics committees (RECs)
  2. Ethical Impact Assessment as means of enhancing RRI
  3. Supporting and enhancing ethics assessment in R&I
  4. Industry and R&I: heading towards ethical, responsible and sustainable R&I
  5. A call to research funding organisations: ways of maximising the potential of ethics assessment of R&I
  6. Responsible and ethical governance of R&I in the context of globalization
  1. The first international ethics assessment pre-standard for R&I - a CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA), addressing the role and procedures of ethics committees and ethical impact assessment of R&I. It is the first international standard document of this kind and it is based on an extensive study of hundreds of existing guidelines, studies on ethics assessment and ethics committees, interviews and feedback from hundreds of stakeholders. This comprehensive standard has wide application and covers all fields of science 


  • University of Twente (UT), Netherlands (Coordinator)
  • De Montfort University (DMU), Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Trilateral Research & Consulting (TRI), London, United Kingdom
  • Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DBT), Copenhagen K, Denmark
  • Center for the Promotion of Science (CPS), Belgrade, Serbia
  • European Union of Science Journalists' Association (EUSJA), Strasbourg, France
  • Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (HFHR), Helsinki, Finland
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT), Espoo, Finland
  • Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale (AIRI), Roma, Italy
  • Research Ethics Committee of the "Instituto de Salud Carlos III" (ISCIII), Madrid, Spain
  • Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Philosophy (ZRC SAZU), Ljublana, Slovenia
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Paris, France
  • Centre for Applied Ethics, Linköping University (LIU), Linköping, Sweden
  • Ericsson Telecomunicazioni (ET), Roma, Italy
  • Austrian Bioethics Commission (ABC), Vienna, Austria
  • Danish Standards Foundation (DS), Nordhavn, Denmark
  • The Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN), Delft, Netherlands
Prof. dr. Philip Brey (coordinator)
[email protected] 
University of Twente
Total cost: EUR 4.669.382
EU contribution: EUR 3.662.800
Project reference: 612231
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2013-1

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