10 / THE RIGHT TO SCIENCE

Towards enhanced global awareness and monitoring of the human right to science

18 – 22 May 2019        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United States
Stjepan Orešković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Christine Mitchell, Harvard University, United States
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Conference description:

Despite its significance for scientists and society, the right to science (RtS) has not received the attention it deserves. In this workshop, we wish to explore the history and content of the RtS. We also intend to examine its application to current issues in e.g. personalized medicine and to discuss its implications for science policy. The potential for the advancement of science is considerable, but the RtS also poses challenges. Scientific research depends upon the ability to examine, verify, and apply the findings of others. Increasing protections of intellectual property (IP) and (data) privacy threaten the scientific freedom to access the information necessary for research, especially in low-and-middle-income countries and among disadvantaged populations of high-income countries. In addition, much current scientific funding reflects the priorities of private corporations and their clients. Consequently, research addressing basic scientific questions and the needs of the less well-off makes up an ever-decreasing proportion of scientific efforts. These issues impede scientific progress, causing unnecessary and unjustified suffering. Debates concerning the fairness of these practices often attempt to establish a balance between profit and incentives for manufacturers and individual or public interest in accessing their products. The lack and underutilization of scientific evidence for some areas of policy-making prevent many from enjoying the benefits of scientific progress. Furthermore, the freedom necessary to conduct and disseminate research is sometimes threatened by political conflicts of interest, resulting in important advances being ignored or suppressed. Finally, the RtS will be considered from the perspective of intergenerational justice, taking into account need to ensure that scientific and technological developments contribute to the wellbeing of present and future generations in conformity with the UNESCO Declaration on the Responsibility of the Present Generations Towards Future Generations (1997).

The programme doesn't offer ECTS credits.

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Conference lecturers

Eva Turk, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United States
Sebastian Porsdam Mann, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Stjepan Orešković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mirjana Kujundžić Tiljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Hrvoje Tiljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ivan Pristaš, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ana Borovečki, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Andrija Štajduhar, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Pero Hrabač, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Slavica Sović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Trpimir Goluža, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anna Mrzljak, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sofia Ana Blažević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Roberto Andorno, University of Zürich, Switzerland
Roberto Andorno, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Valeire J. Bradley, Human Services Research Institute Cambridge, United Kingdom
Christine Mitchell, Harvard University, United States
Mildred Z. Solomon, Harvard University, United States
Erik Parens, The Hastings Center New York, United States
Fionna MacMillan, University of London, United Kingdom
Mathias Mann, Max-Planck-Institut Munchen, Germany
Jason Bobe, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States
Andrea Renda, College of Europe, Belgium
Andrzej Rys, European Commission, Abkhazia
Boris Brkljačić, European Society of Radiology, Austria
Borut Petek, Harvard University, United States
Dorijan Marušić, American Accreditation Commission International (AACI), United States
Edward Cronan, Hogarth Chambers, United Kingdom
Helle Porsdam, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Istvan Csizmadia, National Healthcare Service Center (ÁEEK), Hungary
Lorenzo Pengo, Microsoft Central Eastern Europe HQ, Germany
Luigi Bertinato, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy
Maiko Mori Watanabe, Jichi Medical University, Japan
Matthias Mann, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
Mildred Z. Solomon, Harvard Medical School, United States
Rain Laane, Estonian Health Insurance Fund (EHIF); , Estonia
Tin Orešković, Brown University, United States
Valerie Bradley, Human Services Research Institute Cambridge, United Kingdom
Ranko Stevanović, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Csaba Dohoczky, Roche LTD, Switzerland
Vanja Paic, EU E-Health Project, Austria
Dorothee Caminiti, ETH Zurich Research Fellow in Bioethics, Switzerland
Kristen Elwell, Harvard University, United States
Jelena Dimnjaković, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Mario Ravic, Ericsson NikolaTesla d.d. , Croatia
Vanesa Benković, Croatian National Institute of Public Health, Croatia
Sanja Musić Milanović, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Irena Brezak Fijala, Regionalna razvojna agencija Bjelovarsko-biogorske županije d.o.o., Croatia
Marija Bubaš, Croatian institute for health and Safety at Work, Croatia
Dina Delise, Žeča d.o.o., Croatia
Ivo Dumić-Čule, KB Dubrava, Croatia
Tomislav Jelić, Opća bolnica "Dr. Tomislav Bardek", Croatia
Boris Kuzman, Merck Group , Croatia
Luiza Meštrović, Jasika d.o.o., Croatia
Petra Nola Fuchs, Stomatološka poliklinika Zagreb, Croatia
Sanja Plenča Burek, Zdravstvena ustanova Ljekarna Plenča, Croatia
Goran Streny, Ericsson NikolaTesla d.d. , Croatia
Vesna Štefančić, Croatian Institute for Health Insurance, Croatia
Arijana Turčin, Psychiatric Hospital "Sveti Ivan", Croatia
Vice Meštrović, Jasika d.o.o., Croatia
Kati Kristiansson , National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Tuomo Nieminen, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland


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