Summer School: Ethics, Data & Innovation in the International Research Community

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  • Location: Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
  • Lecturer: Olga Tzortzatou, Mats G. Hansson, Deborah Mascalzoni, Santa Slokenberga, Melanie Goisauf, Vicky Kosti, Lilian Mitrou, Katrin Uerpmann, Karine Sargsyan, Isidoros Karatzas, Dimitris Kouzelis, and others.
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  • Organiser: Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics, Uppsala Universitet, and Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens, Greece
  • Contact person: Marianna Nobile
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Welcome to the CRB and BRFAA summer school! Providing international researchers, medical practitioners, ethicists, lawyers and members of ethical boards, with essential tools for conducting original and innovative research compliant with ethical standards and regulations. Apply now!

This summer, Uppsala University's Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB) and the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA) are co-organising a summer school titled "Ethics, Data & Innovation in the International Research Community". The event takes place in Athens, Greece 15-19 June 2020 and provides an opportunity for researchers to familiarise themselves with the main aspects of bioethics, data protection and intellectual property. And learn how to use this knowledge for the purpose of conducting original scientific research in compliance with international ethical principles, standards and regulations. Applications open 1 February 2020.


This initiative is the first of it's kind, offering interdisciplinary training with globally recognised experts and combining lectures with practical training. Giving participants the specific tools they need to apply for big, international grants, and submitting project proposals to the Eurpean Commission within the Horizon 2020 Programme (Ethics Self-Assessment) and the HEALTH tool on ethics and human rights developed by the Council of Europe. In addition, a Moot Court exercise will act as an interactive and original way of debating legal and ethical issues raised by biomedical research. 

This summer school will provide participants with a strong foundation in bioethics, data protection and intellectual property (IP) relevant to biomedical research, including international legal aspects, educate participants on patent drafting and application procedures in collaboration with European Patent Office experts, enhance participants’ ability to conceptualize, patent and solve bioethics research problems with increasing independence, provide opportunities to interact with members of the international research community, provide participants with the tools they need to submit project proposals that are compliant with international legal and ethical standards.