Seminar: Research Ethics for Physicists
START DATE13/03/2019 - 16:00
END DATE13/03/2019 - 18:00
ORGANISERLuxembourg Agency for Research Integrity
Relativity can be applied to physics, but what about ethics? This interactive session explores ethical challenges for physicists, and provides tools for both problem-solving and dilemma avoidance. Historical cases will be explored for benchmarking, including identifying the ethical pivot points of pressures, opportunities, and choices. The session aims to build the moral courage of researchers, fostering innovation with integrity.
About the speaker
Katrina Bramstedt is the Secretary General of the Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI). She has 18 years’ experience in bioethics and research ethics, including industry, academia, and clinical settings.
Most recently she was Chair of the research ethics committee at Philips Research and their Senior Ethics Officer. Other experience includes leading a medical ethics program with a Professorship at Bond University Medical School (Australia) and directing the Cleveland Clinic’s General Clinical Research Center Research Subject Advocate Program (USA).
She has created and taught numerous courses in research integrity and bioethics, consulted on cases of misconduct, reviewed over 2200 research protocols, performed over 900 ethics consults, and authored 100+ peer-reviewed articles. Her personal research areas have focused on organ donation and transplantation and she is an internationally recognized expert in the bioethical issues of Good Samaritan donation as well as composite tissue allografts.
The Luxembourg Agency for Research Integrity (LARI), created in 2016, is a joint venture between the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), the University of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), the Luxembourg Institute for Socio-Economic
Research (LISER) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST). The major goal of LARI is to promote Research Integrity in Luxembourg and to ensure an independent investigation of alleged cases of research misconduct.