A contemporary perspective on the free and responsible practice of science in the 21st century, which was published in December 2021, reviews scientific freedom and responsibility today, and makes recommendations to guide the free and responsible practice of science in contemporary society.
‘The paper couldn’t have come out at a more opportune time, considering all of the challenges that we face today.’Patricia Evers, Deputy Director of the Committee on Human Rights of the United States National Academy of Sciences
It proposes actions for scientists, research institutes and universities, science organizations, the private sector and governments to help strengthen free and responsible science as a force for good. The paper, which was developed by a Writing Group of scientists appointed by the Committee, with oversight from the Governing Board, has been positively received and with numerous requests for presentation at high-level fora.
A summary is being made available in six languages on the dedicated report minisite.
‘We shared the recent ISC publication on the right to science as pre-reading for the AAAS Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility meeting last week, and several members commented on how valuable they found it.’Nate Weisenberg, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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About the artwork: The report cover artwork featured above is from ‘Spectators’ by Toyin Loye. Toyin Loye studied Fine Art at Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile Ife. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Nigeria, Senegal, Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Germany, Spain, Norway, Belgium and the Netherlands. He lives and works in The Hague, The Netherlands.