Synthetic biology

Funding Cultures Lab.

Research funding organisations are a preeminent site of science policy. They set priorities for their respective fields, provide science advice and contribute to national debate on topics relating to science, technology and innovation. In collaboration with funding agency staff we explore questions about the roles and responsibilities of these frequently-overlooked organisations. How are decisions about the scope of a research agenda achieved? How are differing ideas of valuable research negotiated? And with these same staff, we develop new governance methodologies to shape emerging scientific fields in democratic societies.

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Notes, posts and briefings

Responsible research and innovation as social learning: Insights from BBSRC and the ERA CoBioTech programme


ERA CoBioTech’s Agenda for Responsible Research & Innovation