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EUREC Projects: TechEthos

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    Ethics for Technologies with High Socio-Economic Impact (TechEthos)

    Objectives

    TechEthos deals with the ethics of new and emerging technologies anticipated to have high so-cio-economic impact. Such technologies bring with them new ethical challenges and societal consequences that need to be addressed. TechEthos will address the growing ethical challeng-es and expectations regarding new technologies. The project will reconcile the needs of re-search and innovation and the legitimate concerns of the society while stimulating innovation and reducing socio-economic inequalities. To do so, it will especially engage with researchers and innovators, research ethics committees (RECs), research integrity (RI) bodies, civil society organisations (CSOs), policymakers and the public.

    Outcomes:

  • The project will develop guidance for the development and deployment to ensure the highest ethical standards at the EU and international levels
  • It will carry out a horizon scan to identify three or four new technologies with high so-cio-economic impact
  • it will then identify and analyse the ethical issues raised by the selected technologies and explore the views and attitudes of expert and lay stakeholders towards them and their ethical implications using scenarios and media analysis.
  • The project will develop/refine/extend existing/proposed ethics frameworks, opera-tional guidelines or Codes (e.g., developed in SIENNA, SHERPA, PANELFIT, SATORI and other projects) to enable the effective ethics governance of the technologies
  • Duration: Jan 2021 - Dec 2023

    For further information visit the TechEthos website and Twitter @TechEthosEU

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    TechEthos has received funding from the European Unionís Horizon 2020 research and innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 101006249.

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