WGS: Ethics and Philosophy in Life Sciences

Organised by Wageningen Institute of Animal Sciences (WIAS)

Mon 13 April 2015 09:00 until Thu 16 April 2015 17:00

Course description

Researchers in the life sciences generate the knowledge that builds the future of our society and those abroad. Therefore, professional academics should be accountable for their decisions, experimental designs and presentation of results. In this short intensive course, the principles of justification will be illustrated with cases and invited lectures by experts from the fields of ethical committees (DEC) and  Developing countries and Food.

It is all about your competences (knowledge, skills and attitude), which implies that we work in a small group (max 15 students) during 4 days at a remote place. Theoretical and conceptual background is provided and directly applied in group assignments related to your own projects. Discussion and reflection is an important activity during the whole course. Various training forms will be used, for example the way an ethical review committee on animal research works, is simulated by a role play exercise on an actual research protocol.       

For more information and registration: Ethics and Philosophy in Life Sciences