Converging ethics

Erasmus MC en TU Delft werken samen in een nieuw ‘Convergence’ initiatief. Dit omvat naast vele samenwerkingsprojecten tussen (bio)medische en technische wetenschappers ook een ethiek-project: Converging ethics for converging technologies. Lees er hier meer over.

In dit project werk ik samen met prof. dr. Sabine Roeser en dr. Samantha Copeland van de TU Delft. 

Executive Summary 

This project will interact with the four Convergence flagships as well as being an umbrella project, covering key ethical and societal issues that are encountered in, or raised by, the different medical-technical projects. Hence, this project is essential to shaping the Convergence’s third guiding principle, that of Responsible Innovation, as well as being the main component of its mission to “explicitly include ethical and social concerns at each step of the discovery-development-implementation cycle.” The two postdocs will take on three roles: 1) ethics advice and education for the Flagship projects, 2) innovative ethics research 3) develop an ethics convergence approach.  

This innovative research will tackle the ethics of continuous data collection, and of AI, machine learning and algorithms and the ethics of personalized and precision medicine respectivelyThe objective is to proactively map and analyse the ethical issues arising from the flagship's activities and ambitions, involving stakeholder views. The aim is to provide better insight into the relevant issues and to provide guidance for further technology development and implementation. A mixed methods approach of various ethical methodologies and qualitative empirical research will be used, and eventually further developed into a Delft-Rotterdam converging ethics approach. 

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