Special collaboration: ‘Who is making science? Scientists as makers of science policy (2007)

Scientific entrepreneurs are individuals who act as links between the fields of science, politics and economics, thereby generating technoscientific systems and often defining scientific policies and research lines. This international workshop was organized by the Science History Group of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), the CSIC’s Unit of Comparative Politics and the renowned Max Planck Institute…

2007

From the desk to the raised platform: written and oral presentations in biomedicine (2007)

How scientific results should be communicated orally and in writing. That was the double objective of the freely chosen subject imparted during the last two weeks of September 2007 at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences of the Pompeu Fabra University, in collaboration with the Esteve Foundation. The originality of this teaching proposal, unprecedented in…

2007

Summer course ‘Bioethics today: unresolved questions’ with the University of Barcelona (2006)

Frequently, a technological advance in science leads to new ethical, moral and political challenges for society. Its implementation may lead to important cultural changes, not always in agreement with the established order and requiring a response by Law. Once the new policies have been enforced, however, new ethical problems arise which require new laws, always within…

2006

Special Collaboration: IV Meeting of Ethics Committees for the Research in Spanish Universities (2005)

The yearly meeting of the Ethics Committees of the Spanish universities was held in November 2005. This edition, held at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid, helped consolidate these meetings (four already: Sitges 2002, Murcia 2003, Granada 2004 and Madrid 2005). Again, the Esteve Foundation contributed to this initiative, ultimately intended…

2005