- Third Annual Conference of VIRI – Arizona State University, May 15-17, 2017.
- Marc Saner gave a formal lecture for VIRI’s collection in May 2017 in Arizona: The Trouble with Emerging Technologies: Solutions to the Collingridge Dilemma (13′)
Heather Douglas has an essay, The Bitter Aftertaste of Technical Sweetness in a new edition of Frankenstein, published by MIT Press, May 2017. In the essay, she compares the experience of scientists at Los Alamos to the fictional experience of Dr. Frankenstein, and finds revealing parallels.
- Heather Douglas (with support from Rachel Ankeny) and Marc Saner presented on the topic Social Responsibility in Science From the Inside Out at the Annual Meeting of the AAAS in Boston (February 19, 2017). Video.
- Marc Saner gave the talk The Trouble with Emerging Technologies at the uOttawa Centre for International Policy Studies on January 13, 2017.
- Heather Douglas gave a lecture on Responsible Research and Innovation in Heather Douglas, University of WaterlooDemocratic Societies as part of the Scientific World Conceptions Summer Institute at the Institut Wiener Kreis (University of Vienna) on Science, Values, and Democracy (July 4–15, 2016).
- Heather Douglas gave a talk on The Challenge ofAccountability in Expert Advice” as the keynote address for a workshop on Expertise and Democratic Accountability in Courts and Public Administration held at the Norwegian Institute in Rome on May 31, 2016, and gave a similar talk on April 21, 2016 at the Challenges and Opportunities for Governance of Socio-Ecological Systems in Comparative Perspective at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario.
Marc Saner gave the talk: Responsible Innovation and Risk Governance at the workshop @Risk: Risk Management, Democratization and Evidence-Based Decision-Making, University of Ottawa, May 3, 2016 (in collaboration with Heather Douglas). Video.
- Roundtable – Responsible Innovation: Charting the Course for Canada at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, University of Waterloo, April 20, 2016. Marc Saner and Heather Douglas discussed the range of approaches to responsible innovation from around the world and lead a discussion on which approaches we could take to the issue in Canada. Handout.
- Heather Douglas gave the talk: The Moral Problem of Lethal Autonomous Weapons on April 5, 2016 at the workshop Meaningful Human Control and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, ON.
- Conference and 2nd Annual Meeting of VIRI – RRI: The Problematic Quest for “Right” Impacts. Donostia-San Sebastian (Basque Country): March 10 – 11, 2016.
Wendell Wallach gave the talk: Towards a Comprehensive Approach for Responsible Innovation and Effective Oversight of the Emerging Technologies at the Balsillie School of International Affairs on February 9, 2016 and spoke at the Waterloo Institute for Complexity and Innovation on his new book A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control on February 10, 2016
- Heather Douglas organized the Science in the Developing World Workshop, September 17-18, 2015, which focused on how to enhance research capacity in the developing world. Results of the interdisciplinary workshop: https://scienceinthedevelopingworld.wordpress.com/results/
- First Annual Meeting of VIRI: Science Policy Research Unit, Sussex, UK, July 14-16, 2015.
- AAAS VIRI-Lead Symposium: Responsible Innovation in a Global Context, February 15, 2014.
- VIRI founded based on a grant by the National Science Foundation, Fall 2013.
Sample Publications (by RICAH Members)
- Burgess, M. (2014). From ’trust us’ to participatory governance: Deliberative publics and science policy. Public Understanding of Science 23: 48-52.
- Brender, N. (2016). Getting radically interdisciplinary with the sciences. http://congress2016.ca/congress-blog/getting-radically-interdisciplinary-sciences.
- Douglas, H. (2016) Values in Science. In Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science, edited by Paul Humphreys, 609–630. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Douglas, H. (2014). The Moral Terrain of Science. Erkenn 79: 961–979.
- Douglas, H. (2003). The Moral Responsibilities of Scientists (Tensions Between Autonomy and Responsibility). American Philosophical Quarterly 40(1): 59-68.
- O’Doherty, K., MacKenzie, M.K., Badulescu, D., and Burgess, M. (2013). Explosives, Genomics, and the Environment: Conducting Public Deliberation on Topics of Complex Science and Social Controversy. SAGE Open. January-March 2013: 1–17.
- O’Doherty, K., Burgess, M. et al. (2011). From consent to institutions: Designing adaptive governance for genomic biobanks. Social Science & Medicine 73: 367-374.
- Saner, M. and Marchant, G.E., (2015). Proactive International Regulatory Cooperation for Governance of Emerging Technologies. Jurimetrics 55: 147-178.
- Saner, M. (2013). The Role of Adaptation in the Governance of Emerging Technologies. In: Marchant, G. E., Abbott, K. W., and Allenby, B. (eds.), Innovative Governance Models for Emerging Technologies. Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, MA: 92-107.
- Wallach, W. (2015). A Dangerous Master: How to keep technology from slipping beyond our control. New York: Basic Books.