Skip to main content

European Research Area on Societal Aspects of Genomics

Objective

The field of genomics has an increasing impact on today?s society. It is vital to conduct research on the ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) of this field in order to come to terms with this impact and increase awareness of genomics and its implications in the public. The ERA-NET CA project ERASAGE - European Research Area on Societal Aspects of Genomics- includes the important players in funding of ELSA research regarding Genomics, and emphasizes the importance of co-ordination and co-operation on the level of programme management. Scope Eight national funding agencies with specific funding allocated to the field of ELSA of genomics, (Netherlands, United Kingdom, Austria, Norway, Finland, Germany (2) and Canada), as well as three funding agencies with a specific interest in this field (Israel (2) and Switzerland) are joining forces in ERA-SAGE. The proposed ERA-NET network will be open for other European partners with developing ELSA programmes and will act as a learning platform for these funding agencies. Programmes to increase understanding of all aspects of genomics and biotechnology are critical. This process and experience could also be useful for and expandable to other new technologies. Objectives Today, the programmes in the partnering countries are very divergent and often small in scale. The partners have committed to an ambitious ERA-NET programme to achieve synergy and convergence, to enhance the quality and the quantity of this research and to move on to a durable multi-national strategic partnership. Work programme The partners identified four interdisciplinary domains to enhance the network with increasing levels of co-ordination: 1. Synergy building: information exchange 2. Needs assessment: define common strategic issues 3. Capacity building: implementation of joint activities and human resource management 4. Research building Special attention is given to the management of the network

Call for proposal

ERA-NET/1/CA-SSA
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS ORGANISATION FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Address
Laan Van Nieuw Oost Indie 300
93035 Den Haag
Netherlands

Participants (10)

ACADEMY OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Vilhonvuorenkatu 6
PO Box 99 Helsinki
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG (GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND RESEARCH)
Germany
Address
Hannoversche Strasse 28-30
- Berlin
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FÜR BILDUNG, WISSENSCHAFT UND KULTUR
Austria
Address
Minoritenplatz 5
Vienna
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E. V. (PROJEKTTRAGER)
Germany
Address
Heinrich-konen-strasse
- Bonn
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
Swindon
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, CHIEF SCIENTIST´S BUREAU
Israel
Address
-
30 Bet Dagan
MINISTRY OF HEALTH , CHIEF SCIENTISTS OFFICE
Israel
Address
Ben Tabai Street 2
1176 Jerusalem
SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA
Canada
Address
350 Albert Street
1610 Ottawa, Ontario
SWISS FEDERAL OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Switzerland
Address
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
- Berne
THE RESEARCH COUNCIL OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
Stensberggt. 26
2700 Oslo