Criteria for ethical review by RECs in emerging technology research
This deliverable underlines the complexities of ethical review processes within Research ethics require researchers to pay attention to the effects of their research [...] Committees (RECs) concerning Technologies whose development and application are not completely realised or finished, and whose potential lies in the future. [...] like neurotechnology (NT), digital extended reality (DXR), and TechEthos defines climate engineering as a technology family which enables the modification of natural processes [...] More (CE).
Thanks to a comprehensive methodology involving literature review, This is an independent body whose responsibility it is to protect the rights, safety and wellbeing of people involved in research activities [...] member surveys, and expert workshops, the report identifies critical challenges faced by RECs. These challenges comprise both structural aspects (e.g., limitations in scope and expertise) and topical elements (including the assessment of fairness, autonomy, and private sector involvement)
The document provides vital recommendations aimed at enhancing REC capabilities and promoting ethical research practices in the realm of new and emerging technologies.
Carly Seedall (EUREC Office), Tom Lindemann (EUREC), Renate Klar (EUREC), Lisa Tambornino (EUREC).
Date of publication
28 October 2023
Draft version submitted to the European Commission for review
Cite this resource
Seedall, C., Lindemann, T., Klar, R., Tambornino, L., (2023). Criteria for ethical review by RECs in emerging technology research. TechEthos Project Deliverable. Available at: www.techethos.eu.