In February 2017, the Network of excellence “Network of Bioethics and Human Rights: ethical, legal and social impacts of the newest technologies in research and reproduction” was approved. The Project was led by the Observatory of Bioethics and Law from the University of Barcelona.
The Bioethics Program is a participant of the new Network of excellence in the context of the Promotion of Scientific and Technological Research of excellence. The network is coordinated and led by the University of Barcelona. It includes centers and programs from universities in Europe, North America and Latin-America.
The network of bioethics and human rights has the objective of analyzing ethical, legal and social impacts of some of the latest technologies arising within the field of research and reproduction. For example the technique of CRISPR/Cas9 will be examined. We have already had our first meeting in Granada (Spain) in June 2016.
The Network of Trainees in research ethics, REDETIFF [for its Spanish initials], groups trainees from the Trainning Program in Research Ethics funded by Fogarty Institute Center (FIC) in order to collaboratively build knowledge and develop actions aimed at strengthening ethics in research in the region.
Dr. Irene Melamed, one of the researchers of the Bioethics Program, at FLACSO Argentina, is its facilitator.
Some of the activities are the following:
Selection and design of an online space for the members of the net to share their activities and posts regarding different subjects;
Invitation to previous and current trainees to join the network and provide them with information on how to do it;
Consolidation and systematization of necessary information to be included in the career path of trainees;
Identification of the most important subjects in research ethics to stimulate imagination and stir up debate;
Set up the next steps towards the conformation of a group of experts, as well as to build and consolidate a mentoring process between Fogarty/FLACSO students.
Creation and update of the BLOG of the Network of Trainees’ FLACSO-Fogarty, called REDETIFF. Available here: www.redetiff.blogspot.com
Globethics.net is a global network of people and institutions interested in different fields of applied ethics. Thanks to its prestigious digital library on ethics, it offers access to resources and helps collaboration in research on the following areas: web base, conferences, online publications and active exchange of information. FLACSO was its South American headquarter until 2017.