SATORI is a 45-month project, comprising 17 partners from 13 countries, including an intergovernmental organisation, the aim of which is to improve respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, and to make sure that they are adequately adapted to the evolution of technologies and societal concerns. The partners will develop an ethics assessment framework based on thorough analysis, commonly accepted ethical principles, participatory processes and engagement with stakeholders, including the public, in Europe and beyond.
The project comprises 12 work packages, starting with a systematized inventory of current practices and principles in ethics assessment. WP2 reviews existing projects and identifies stakeholders. WP3 investigates the impact of globalization and the extent to which research is conducted outside Europe to profit from more flexible frameworks. In WP4, the partners outline an ethical assessment framework and create a roadmap for a fully developed framework. WP5 concerns the cost-effectiveness and risk-benefit of ethics assessment. WP6 address other impacts and gathers stakeholder views on those impacts. The partners will study the prospects for standardizing the framework in WP7. In WP8, the partners will develop a strategy for sustainability of the SATORI network. In WP9, which runs throughout the project, the partners will monitor policy developments and other initiatives at the EU, MS and local levels which merit ethical assessment and alert our network accordingly. The partners have devised a multi-pronged communications strategy to interact with stakeholders in WP10. WP11 is project management. In WP12, the partners have created an independent evaluation of and reflection upon the project, which will enable any necessary remedial actions to enhance it. SATORI’s experienced partners bring complementary perspectives and knowledge from academia, industry, research institutes, science academies, journalism and other sectors.

MMLAP and other EU Projects

Health system analysis to support capacity development in response to the threat of pandemic influenza in Asia
Making society an active participant in water adaptation to global change
Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
Effective communication in outbreak management: development of an evidence-based tool for Europe
Developing the framework for an epidemic forecast infrastructure
European monitoring of excess mortality for public health action
Modelling the spread of pandemic influenza and strategies for its containment and mitigation
Cost-effectiveness assessment of european influenza human pandemic alert and response strategies
Bridging the gap between science, stakeholders and policy makers
Promotion of immunization for health professionals in Europe
Towards inclusive research programming for sustainable food innovations
Medical ecosystem – personalized event-based surveillance
Studying the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the recent developments on the Internet, and their consequences for the individual and society at large
Knowledge-based policy-making on issues involving science, technology and innovation, mainly based upon the practices in Parliamentary Technology Assessment
Assessment of the current pandemic preparedness and response tools, systems and practice at national, EU and global level in priority areas
Analysis of innovative public engagement tools and instruments for dynamic governance in the field of Science in Society
Public Engagement with Research And Research Engagement with Society
Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data
Providing infrastructure, co-ordination and integration of existing clinical research networks on epidemics and pandemics
Creating mechanisms for effectively tackling the scientific and technology related challenges faced by society
Improving respect of ethics principles and laws in research and innovation, in line with the evolution of technologies and societal concerns
Creating a structured dialogue and mutual learning with citizens and urban actors by setting up National Networks in 10 countries across Europe
Identifying how children can be change agents in the Science and Society relationship
Establishing an open dialogue between stakeholders concerning synthetic biology’s potential benefits and risks
Transparent communication in Epidemics: Learning Lessons from experience, delivering effective Messages, providing Evidence