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02: Research integrity in science

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Public trust in science is important. Acts of research misconduct violate this trust, and have an adverse impact on individual perpetrators, their colleagues and institutions, and on those who blow the whistle. It also has ramifications for the knowledge pool, hence wider research community, and entire fields of inquiry. Constructive discussion of this issue necessarily involves scrutiny of a range of questions, some of which are complex and do not lend themselves to ready answers: Who exactly is science for? Is the incidence of fraud on the increase? What sorts of pressures compromise a morally sound research ethos? How can any international rules/guidelines governing research conduct be arrived at or enforced when so many subscribe to the view that moral values are culturally relative? Might education play a role in checking the incidence of research misconduct? If so, what forms should that education take? Who should be involved in policing research? In this workshop, we address these and other questions with a view to contributing constructively to the broader discussion and theme of this year’s Technology Forum.

Historian of Molecular Biology and Author, Baltimore
Editor, Clinical Risk; Associate Editor, BMJ; Chairman, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); Chairman General Medical Council Fitness to Practice Panels, Balscote
Professor of Politics of Biomedicine and Co-Director, Centre for Biomedicine & Society - CBAS, School of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London
Chief, Bioethics Section, Division of Ethics of Sciences and Technology, UNESCO, Paris; Professor of Medical Ethics, Section for Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo; Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor, Collège de France, Paris; Director, Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire at ISIS, Strasbourg Comment
Associate Professor and Deputy Executive Director, Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore Chair
Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology and Executive Director, Singapore Stem Cell Consortium, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Director, Stem Cell Centre, King's College London Chair
Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien Coordination

Dr. Harvey MARCOVITCH

Editor, Clinical Risk; Associate Editor, BMJ; Chairman, Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE); Chairman General Medical Council Fitness to Practice Panels, Balscote

  Postgraduate Clinical Tutor University of Bristol
1982-1988 Postgraduate Clinical Tutor, University of Oxford (North Oxfordshire)
1982-2001 Consultant paediatrician, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
1985-2001 Honorary clinical senior lecturer, University of Oxford
1994-2002 Editor, Archives of Disease in Childhood

MA Ph.D. Brian SALTER

Professor of Politics of Biomedicine and Co-Director, Centre for Biomedicine & Society - CBAS, School of Social Science & Public Policy, King's College London

2005-2006 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Transnational policy learning between the UK and Canada: the case of human genetics
2005-2007 Professor of Biopolitics, Institute of Health, University of East Anglia
2005-2008 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Stem Cell Programme: The global politics of human embryonic stem cell regulation
2006-2007 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Government strategies and commercial models: the politics of the global stem cell bioeconomy

MD Cand. theol. Dr. phil. Jan Helge SOLBAKK

Chief, Bioethics Section, Division of Ethics of Sciences and Technology, UNESCO, Paris; Professor of Medical Ethics, Section for Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo; Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen

1987 MD, University of Oslo
1989 Cand. theol (with 'summa cum laude'), University of Oslo
1989-1993 Dr. phil., University of Oslo
1987-1996 Director, The National Committee for Medical Research Ethics, The Research Council of Norway
1994-1996 Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, Norway
since 1996 Adjunct Professor of Medical Ethics and Philosophy of Medicine, Centre for International Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Norway
since 1996 Professor of Medical Ethics and Head of Section, Section for Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo
2007-2008 Chief of Bioethics Section, UNESCO, Paris

Dr. Jean-Marie LEHN

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry; Professor, Collège de France, Paris; Director, Laboratoire de Chimie Supramoléculaire at ISIS, Strasbourg

 Studied physical, chemical and natural sciences at the University of Strasbourg
1960-1966 Researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
1963 Thèse de doctorat d'Etat sur la résonance magnétique nucléaire de triterpènes
1964 Laboratory of Robert Burns Woodward at Harvard University
1966-1969 Assistant Professor, Chemistry Department of the University of Strasbourg
1970 Promoted Associate Professor and then Full Professor, Université Louis Pasteur (ULP) of Strasbourg
1970-1979 Professor, Université Louis Pasteur (ULP) of Strasbourg
1972/1974 Visiting professor, Harvard University
1979 Elected to the chair of "Chimie des Interactions Moléculaires", Collège de France, Paris
1979 Professor, Collège de France, Paris
2002-2004 Director, Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS) at ULP, Strasbourg

M. Phil., M.Sc., BA Hons. Justine BURLEY

Associate Professor and Deputy Executive Director, Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS), National University of Singapore

 Post-graduate degrees in both political philosophy, and in neuroscience from the University of Oxford
1998-2002 Simon Fellowship at the University of Manchester

Dr. Alan COLMAN

Principal Investigator, Institute of Medical Biology and Executive Director, Singapore Stem Cell Consortium, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore; Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Director, Stem Cell Centre, King's College London

1976-1983 Lecturer in Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry
1983-1987 Senior Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry
1987-1993 Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Birmingham
1988-1993 Research Director, PPL Therapeutics plc, Edinburgh, UK (part-time)
1993-2002 Research Director, PPL Therapeutics plc, Edinburgh, UK (full-time)
2002-2005 Chief Scientific Officer, ES Cell International, Singapore
since 2002 Adjunct Professor, Department of Biochemistry, National University of Singapore
since 2004 Senior Scientist, Center for Molecular Medicine, Biomedical research Institute, Singapore
2005-2007 Chief Executive Officer, ES Cell International, Singapore
since 2007 Executive Director of the A*STAR Stem Cell Consortium
since 2008 Professor of Regenerative Medicine and Director of the Stem Cell Centre, King's College, London

Mag. Johannes HÖHRHAN

Geschäftsführer, Industriellenvereinigung Wien

2001-2005 Industriellenvereinigung Wien:
  Assistent der Geschäftsführung
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
2004-2010 Industriellenvereinigung Österreich:
  Bundesgeschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Österreich
  Vorstandsmitglied in YES Young Entrepreneurs for Europe
2005-2008 Industriellenvereinigung Wien:
  Stellvertretender Geschäftsführer der IV Wien
  Geschäftsführer der Jungen Industrie Wien
seit 2007 Beiratsmitglied EWF-Holding
seit 2009 Industriellenvereinigung Wien:
  Geschäftsführer der IV Wien

Technology Forum

show timetable

21.08.2008

08:00 - 10:30Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Opening by the European Forum AlpbachPlenary
11:20 - 12:00Plenary sessionPlenary
12:00 - 12:30Plenary sessionPlenary
13:00 - 13:45Ethics of sciencePlenary
13:45 - 14:30Stem cellsPlenary
15:00 - 16:00Politics and science – Advice through sciencePlenary
18:00 - 19:30BionicsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent Austria AGSocial

22.08.2008

07:00 - 14:00Working Group 01: From basic research to economic valueBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 02: Research integrity in scienceBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 03: The myths of life sciences and their consequencesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 04: Aviation and the environmentBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 05: Think Tanks in AustriaBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 06: Gender mainstreaming in science and development. Perceive realities and decide visionarilyBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 07: Success factor human resources – Regions in competitionBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 08: Climate change – The future of transportBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 09: The governance of applied research: responsibilities, independence and resourcesBreakout
07:00 - 14:00Working Group 10: Digital healthcareBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
08:00 - 14:00Working Group 11: Energy efficiency – Recognizing opportunities, utilizing potentialsBreakout
08:00 - 13:00Special Event: From the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe to the Regional Cooperation Council – A New Momentum for the Western Balkans’ Perspective in Higher Education and Research?Breakout
14:30 - 15:15The frontiers of science, part IPlenary
15:15 - 16:30Global competition for global talentsPlenary
18:00 - 19:30Information and communications infrastructures – The nerve centres of modern societiesPlenary

23.08.2008

08:00 - 08:30Science education for a science-driven societyPlenary
08:30 - 09:15The frontiers of science, part IIPlenary
09:15 - 09:45The future of the environment and agriculturePlenary
10:00 - 10:15Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2008Plenary
10:15 - 11:15Improbable Research and the Ig Nobel prizePlenary
11:15 - 12:00Snack reception, hosted by AVL List GmbHSocial