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Stakeholder-informed ethics for new technologies with high socio-economic and human rights impact

Objective

SIENNA is a three and a half year project with 11 core partners and 2 associate partners, focussing on ethical and human rights challenges posed by human genomics, human enhancement and human-machine interaction technologies such as robots and smart devices. While these technologies offer significant benefits to individuals and society, they also present significant ethical challenges, e.g. in relation to human autonomy, equality, personal liberty, privacy, and accountability. In collaboration with a variety of stakeholders, SIENNA will identify and assess the ethical and socio-economic issues, public opinions, legal regulation and human rights implications of each technology. It will produce a framework for each of the three technologies that will form the basis for the development of research ethics protocols, professional ethical codes, and better ethical and legal frameworks. Before developing their recommendations, the partners will gather ethical views of experts and citizens towards the three technologies in four ways: (1) a major survey of citizens in 11 countries within and outside the EU; (2) panels of citizens in five countries; (3) interviews with experts and stakeholders; (4) workshops with stakeholders including scientists, ethicists, research ethics committees, professional organisations, civil society organisations, industry and policy makers. SIENNA will boost the EU’s leadership in developing ethical standards and support its vision of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as a means to foster the design of inclusive research and innovation. The project will improve knowledge of the ethical, human rights and socio-economic impacts of the three technologies, while supporting ethical and responsible decision making by research ethics committees, scientific researchers and policy makers in the three areas. SIENNA will also create added value by generalising its methods for use in other emerging technological domains.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2016-17

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Sub call

H2020-SwafS-2016-1

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 918 937,50
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (13)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 447 218,75
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5th Floor
SW1X 7QA London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 138 718,75
Address
Fdw House Blackthorn Business Park Coes Road
Dundalk Louth

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Mid-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 806 555,00
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
HELSINSKA FUNDACJA PRAW CZLOWIEKA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 155 812,50
Address
Ul. Wiejska 16
00 490 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF RESEARCH ETHICS COMMITTEES (EUREC) EV

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Bonner Talweg 57
53111 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 68 550,00
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada

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Region
Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IONIAN UNIVERSITY
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 88 587,50
Address
Ioannou Theotoki 72
49100 Corfu

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Region
Κέρκυρα Ιόνια Νησιά Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Net EU contribution
€ 38 497,50
Address
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Dalian University of Technology
China
Net EU contribution
€ 24 437,50
Address
Linggong Road, Ganjingzi District No.2
116024 Dalian

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

Participation ended

France
Net EU contribution
€ 29 034,89
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
South Africa
Net EU contribution
€ 49 072,50
Address
Private Bag X3
7701 Rondebosch

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUREC OFFICE GUG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 201 500,00
Address
Werdstr. 31
53225 Bonn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 29 865,11
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4
6200 MD Maastricht

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Region
Limburg (NL) Zuid-Limburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00