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Call for applications for membership European Group on Ethics in science

Published on | 1 month ago

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A call for applications for the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) was launched by the European Commission. The EGE is an independent advisory body which was founded in 1991 and reports to the President of the European Commission and the College of Commissioners and acts under the direct responsibility of the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. Recent advice was provided on the following topics: the protection of fundamental rights in the COVID-19 pandemic, genome editing and artificial intelligence. The expert group will consist of up to 15 members. Members are appointed for a term of maximum 3 years which can be renewed a maximum of two times.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and standard declaration of interest and will have to be submitted via this website. The deadline for applications is 22 March 2021 (12:00 noon CET). Questions related to the application process can be addressed to EC-ETHICS-GROUP@ec.europa.eu.

All information related to the call can be found in this European Commission news article

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