Five rules of thumb for Post-ELSI interdisciplinary collaborations

Andrew Balmer, Jane Calvert, Claire Marris, Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Emma Frow, Matthew Kearnes, Kate Bulpin, Pablo Schyfter Camacho, Adrian Mackenzie, Paul Martin

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In this paper we identify five rules of thumb for interdisciplinary collaboration across the natural and social sciences. We link these to efforts to move away from the ‘ethical, legal and social issues’framework of interdisciplinarity and towards a post-ELSI collaborative space. It is in trying to open up such a space that we identify the need for: collaborative experimentation, taking risks,collaborative reflexivity, opening-up discussions of unshared goals and neighbourliness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Issue number1
Early online date7 Jun 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Jun 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • interdisciplinarity
  • introduction
  • synthetic biology
  • collaboration
  • post-ELSI
  • Integration


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