Brussels, 03 Mar 2003
The European Commission has published a call for proposals for research on 'deepening the understanding of ethical problems' (Area 188.8.131.52 of the work programme) under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The call is launched under the 'science and society' programme, within the 'structuring the European Research Area [ERA]' specific priority.
The emphasis is on cross cutting questions relevant to a number of research areas (e.g. information society, nanotechnologies, human genetics and biomedical research in food technologies), that cannot be addressed within the integrated projects of the relevant thematic priorities
The focus in this call will be on addressing emerging ethical questions in research, and on developing recommendations on how to address them in order to improve understanding of ethics in the ERA.
Proposals should contain comparative research, foresight and impact studies on ethical issues in relation to science and technology developments and their applications.
In specifying the instruments to be used in these areas, the call requests the use of specific targeted research projects and coordination actions. Proposers are advised to consult the full call text at the address below in order to find out the particular instruments requested for each area.
The total indicative budget for this call is 5 million euro To see the call text, please visit: http://fp6.cordis.lu/fp6/call_details.cf m?CALL_ID=57 Remarks: The deadline for submitting proposal documents is 5 June 2003
Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.