|Policy DocumentsDesigning Successful Public Engagement: What is the Problem? – Addresses the different designs of public engagement and their significance to policy makers. View the brief here.
GPS Policy Briefs – GPS: Where Genomics, Public Policy and Society Meet is a series hosted by Genome Canada to facilitate a dialogue between federal policymakers and researchers exploring issues at the interface of genomics and its ethical, environmental, economic, legal and social aspects (or GE3LS). At the core of this series is the development of policy briefs that explore options to balance the promotion of science and technology while respecting the many other considerations that affect the cultural, social or economic well-being of our society.
Two of these briefs highlight aspects of the VALGEN Project:
Policy Brief No. 4 – Intellectual Property Management: Policy Issues and Options: Authored by VALGEN Investigators Jeremy de Beer and E. Richard Gold, the brief outlines options for policymakers in managing intellectual property rights.
Policy Brief No. 6 – The Genomics “Regulatory-Science” Regime: Issues and Options: Authored by Bruce Doern and VALGEN co-leader Peter W.B. Phillips, the brief explores policy and governance options regarding the Genomics “Regulatory-Science” Regime.
View all VALGEN policy documents here
Towards a sustainable bio-based society: aligning scientific, cultural and societal agendas for bio-innovation society – A European Science Foundation (ESF) Conference in partnership with VALGEN to be held December 6-7, 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference series brings together key experts from academia, industry and policy, from the life sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, to deliberate a common agenda for research. This conference is an inaugural event, meant as a kick-off for the ESF Conference Series devoted to this topic. Find out more here
Innovation and Policy for the Bioeconomy – The 17th International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research (ICABR) Conference will take place on June 18-21 in Ravello, Italy. The conference will explore many aspects of the complex decision-making process required for setting the national and regional bioeconomy agendas, making investments in research, identifying commercialization priorities, and ensuring the responsible governance of research and innovation. Visit the conference website here. The Organizing Committee invites the submission of abstracts and session proposals addressing the theme of the conference. Click here for more information