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Prof. Dr. Dirk Lanzerath

Prof. Dr. Dirk Lanzerath

Coordinator, Contributor to all work packages; Social Lab leader

Professor of Philosophy, Director of German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences, University of Bonn

Dirk Lanzerath is philosopher and biologist; Secretary General of the European Network of Research Ethics Committees (EUREC); Member of the Board of the Central Ethics Committee of the German Medical Association; Member of the Ethics Committee of the North Rhine Medical Association; Member of the Ethics Committee of Maastricht University; Member of the Committee for Safety-Related Research at the University of Bonn; Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Research Ethics Review"; Co-Editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics; Visiting Professor of Ethics in the Study Abroad Programme at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Ca. (USA); and specialist in medical ethics, research ethics, and environmental ethics.
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Carly Seedall

Carly Seedall

Member of Management and Coordination Team (WP6), Contributor to all work packages; Social Lab leader

Research Associate, German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences, University of Bonn

Carly Seedall is a social scientist with a background in international relations, evaluation, and Eurasian studies. She brings experience from several EU-funded projects, including PREPARED and TechEthos. Carly's research interests include cross-national research ethics and integrity and research policy.
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Fabian Fischbach

Fabian Fischbach

Member of Management and Coordination Team (WP6), Contributor to all work packages; Social Lab leader

Research Associate and PhD Student, German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences, University of Bonn

Fabian Fischbach is a PhD student and research associate in philosophy with a focus on applied ethics and ethical theory. His research interests include environmental and climate ethics, with a focus on non-anthropocentric values, as well as technology ethics, with a special interest in power relations embedded in artificial intelligence.
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Jan Mehlich

Jan Mehlich

Member of Management and Coordination Team (WP6), Contributor to all work packages; Social Lab leader

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Life Ethics, University of Bonn

Jan Mehlich combines his educational background in chemistry and applied ethics in his research on science, technology, and innovation ethics. With experience in accompanying research on nanomedicine, green chemistry, and digital technologies, at his current position as Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Life Ethics at the University of Bonn, his academic focus is on the role of various actors in normative innovation discourses, strategies of empowering these actors to participate skillfully in those discourses, and options for integrating environmental and ecological–ethical knowledge into the research and innovation process.
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Lisa Tambornino

Lisa Tambornino

Contributor to all work packages

Senior Research Manager, EUREC

Lisa Tambornino is a Senior Research Manager at EUREC. With a PhD in philosophy and a background in psychology and law, she brings a deep understanding of ethical principles to her work, particularly in the field of biomedical ethics. During her time at EUREC, Lisa has been instrumental in several EU projects focusing on research ethics and integrity.

Anaïs Rességuier

Anaïs Rességuier

WP3 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Research Manager

Anaïs is Research Manager in the Ethics, Human Rights and Emerging Technologies cluster at Trilateral Research. She focuses on technology governance and ethics, especially AI ethics, as part of EU-funded research projects (such as SIENNA, TechEthos, and irecs). She analyses ethical issues related to AI and contributes to developing practical ethics guidelines to promote the responsible design and deployment of technology. She holds a PhD in Political Theory from Sciences Po Paris and publishes on different topics related to the ethics of AI and the governance of technology more generally.
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Alaleh Eghbali

Alaleh Eghbali

WP3 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Research Analyst, Trilateral Research

Alaleh has a background in law, holding an LLM in biodiversity law, and is currently enrolled in the MSc in Climate Change: Policy, Media and Society at Dublin City University. During her LLM, she focused on access to and benefit sharing of genetic resources and the Nagoya Protocol. Her areas of interest are climate justice and transition, ethics governance, biodiversity conservation law, and climate technology policy and governance.
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Dominic Lenzi

Dominic Lenzi

WP1 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Assistant Professor in Environmental Ethics, University of Twente

Dominic Lenzi is an environmental philosopher whose research focuses on ethics and political philosophy in the Anthropocene, especially related to climate justice and environmental values and valuation.
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Michel Bourban

Michel Bourban

WP1 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Assistant Professor in Environmental Ethics, University of Twente

Michel Bourban works in moral, political, and legal philosophy. He carries out research in fields such as environmental ethics, environmental politics, climate justice, animal ethics, and responsible innovation.

Dr. Michael J. Bernstein

Dr. Michael J. Bernstein

WP2 Leader

Senior Scientst, Center for Innovation Systems and Policy, Austrian Institute of Technology

Michael is a senior scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology, where he leads the strategic foresight team Societal Futures at the Center for Innovation Systems and Policy. He applies descriptive and participatory social science research methods to align innovation with long-term societal interests. In the RE4GREEN project, he leads WP2 on the Social Labs. In addition, he leads the formative evaluation component of the CCEIL AZ, on a consent-based siting approach to high-level nuclear waste management in the US. He has worked extensively on supporting researchers and R&I policy-makers to anticipate, reflect on, and respond to social and ethical challenges with technology development (e.g., TechEthos and NewHoRRIzon projects). His previous work includes developing foresight and strategic planning tools to support business innovation for social value (The Global KAITEKI Center, Arizona State University); staffing a participatory Technology Assessment (pTA) to inform US Department of Energy decision-making about siting nuclear waste (ECAST); and evaluating science policy STEM education programs (SOtL). He has experience contributing to policy and evaluation initiatives on climate preparedness, resilience, and adaptation for the US White House Council on Environmental Quality and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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Alexandra Csábi

Alexandra Csábi

WP2 Lead support

Junior Expert Advisor, Center for Innovation Systems and Policy, Austrian Institute of Technology

Alexandra is a Junior Expert Advisor at the Center for Innovation Systems & Policy at the Austrian Institute of Technology. She studied Molecular Bionics Engineering in Hungary and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society in the Netherlands. She also worked as a teaching assistant in ethics and philosophy education for engineering students at the University of Twente. She is currently focusing her effort on the RE4GREEN EU-funded project and more concretely on the Social Lab methodology. Earlier, she worked on the ethics of emerging technologies in the TechEthos project and was involved in the interim evaluation of Horizon Europe’s digital transitions initiatives. Alexandra combines her knowledge in philosophy of technology, science and technology studies, and medical biotechnologies.
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Prof. Mads P. Sørensen

Prof. Mads P. Sørensen

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Professor, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University

Mads holds a PhD in History of Ideas. His current research focuses on research on research (meta-research), including research integrity, questionable research practices (QRPs), and research ethics, as well as social theory, including risk and uncertainty. He has led and/or participated in multiple national, Nordic, and EU-funded research and development projects. The latest examples include EU-funded projects on research integrity (SOPs4RI) and research ethics (HYBRIDA). He often works with policy development and stakeholder engagement activities in these projects (expert workshops, deliberative workshops, focus group interviews, etc.).
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Prof. Carter Bloch

Prof. Carter Bloch

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Professor and Center Director, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University

Carter holds a PhD in Economics from Aarhus University in Denmark. He has been employed at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA) since 2003 and has been Centre Director since 2018. His research covers a variety of issues related to innovation and research policy, including the relation between innovation and firm productivity, public sector innovation, research evaluation, research funding policy, and responsible research and innovation.
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Dr. Rachel Fishberg

Dr. Rachel Fishberg

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Postdoctoral Researcher, Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy (CFA), Aarhus University

Rachel holds a PhD in the sociology of science, with a focus on science and technology studies (STS) and feminist perspectives. Her research centres on understanding how research policies work on different levels — globally, nationally, and within institutions — and how these policies shape the production of knowledge and collaborative research within the changing academic vocation. Recently, her work has focused on research integrity policies and training across Europe and within European universities. Her primary interests lie in the politics of global knowledge production, research funding, governance within higher education and universities, transnational and interdisciplinary collaborations, and policies concerning research integrity.
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Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

Dr. Panagiotis Kavouras

WP5 Leader; Contributor to WP2, WP3, WP4, and WP6

Senior Researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Panagiotis Kavouras is a physicist with an MSc and PhD in Materials Science and Technology. For more than 15 years, he has been involved in research on solid waste management and characterisation of mechanical properties. He is the author of 51 published papers (47 ISI), 3 chapters in collective volumes, and 1 textbook on Electricity and Magnetism. During the last six years, his main research interest has been re-orientated toward research integrity by participating in several Science with and for Society (SwafS) Horizon 2020 and WIDening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (WIDERA) Horizon europe projects. He is a certified trainer of research integrity by the VIRT2UE course and the country correspondent for Greece for the SUPER-MoRRI project. Panagiotis Kavouras also delivers seminars on research integrity for postgraduate students at NTUA, participates in science communication events, is involved in capacity-building activities for research integrity in Greece, and held a column on research integrity in a Greek science magazine.
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Nicole Sarla

Nicole Sarla

WP5 Leader; Contributor to WP2, WP3, WP4, and WP6

Junior Researcher, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Nicole Sarla is a psychologist (BA, University of Crete) with an MSc in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). As an MSc student, her main research interest included the relationship between Psychology and Technology, focusing on the role of Psychology in the historical development of Cybernetics and Artificial Intelligence. She is a member of the “Laboratory of Digital Studies” at the Department of Sociology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has presented her work at national and international conferences and workshops. Her main research interests include research ethics and integrity, the ethics of emerging technologies, the social aspects of the production of scientific knowledge and new technologies, science communication, the epistemology of social sciences, the history and philosophy of science and technology, and digital studies.
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Borana Taraj

Borana Taraj

Contributor to WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Head of EU Projects, EARMA

Borana Taraj is the Head of European projects at the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) with a background in International Relations and European Studies. She manages the European projects portfolio and related communities, supervising the EARMA EU projects team. EARMA is involved as coordinator or partner in several EU-funded projects on research management, ethics, research integrity, and responsible research, mainly in the Horizon Europe programme for Research & Innovation. In addition, EARMA collaborates with the European Commission and other policy-makers and actors within the European Research Area to strengthen the connection between research management as a profession in Europe and the academic community. Before joining EARMA, Borana worked in the European University Association (EUA) Research and Innovation unit, covering activities of the EUA Energy and Environment Platform.
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Teodora Konach

Teodora Konach

Contributor to WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Project Manager & Research Analyst, EARMA

Teodora Konach is a researcher, project and programme manager, and trainer, with a background in legal, social, and cultural studies. At the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), she is a project manager and research analyst, involved in several EU-funded projects (i.e., iRECs, PATTERN, and RE4GREEN). Additionally, she is supporting EARMA’s European Network of Ethics and Research Integrity Officers (ERION). Previously, she was leading pilot studies for the EU Horizon 2020-funded project SOPs4RI and the development of strategic policies and guidelines on Responsible Open Science in the ROSiE Horizon 2020-funded project. She is also responsible for the training and prevention programmes at the Austrian Agency for Research Integrity (OeAWI). Since 2019, Teodora cooperates as an external expert and evaluator with the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency (REA), the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), and the Council of Europe.
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Janina Bau

Janina Bau

Contributor to WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

EU Projects Officer, EARMA

Janina Bau is an EU Projects Officer, with a background in social studies and linguistics. At the European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA), she is an EU Projects Officer involved in the RM Roadmap Project and RE4GREEN. She studied European Studies, with a focus on English and Sociology in Germany and Sweden, Political Science in Belgium, and Cultural Studies in the US.
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Dr. François Jost

Dr. François Jost

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Project Officer, European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), Berlin, Germany

François holds a PhD in in Environmental Sciences (focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation) at the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at the TU Dresden. For more than 13 years François has been involved in research in the field of environmental science with a focus on urban and rural climate action and sustainability issues. In the past, François has gathered experience in citizen science and stakeholder engagement activities, conducting participatory action research, expert workshops, focus groups, interviews, participatory rural appraisals, among others. His current work as project officer in EU-funded projects are focused on assessing best-practices and innovative approaches to engage citizens and communities in climate adaptation (AGORA) and on open science (and citizen science) research integrity and research ethics (ROSiE). François Jost also delivers courses on research design, citizen science, landscape rehabilitation and adaptation for postgraduate students in Environmental Management (CIPSEM) in the TU Dresden.
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Prof. Dr. Asia Khamzina

Prof. Dr. Asia Khamzina

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP4, WP5, WP6

Professor, Korea University

Asia Khamzina is Professor (Agroforestry Systems and Ecology) at Korea University in the Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, College of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Bonn (Germany) and an Engineering degree from the Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers (Uzbekistan). Her research focus is on ecological processes and sustainable management of complex forest and agro-forest ecosystems in conjunction with experimental field trials, landscape surveys, and modelling analyses.

José Luis Molina

José Luis Molina

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Full Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

José Luis Molina is full professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain, and coordinator of the research group GRAFO (www.grafo.cat). He is an Economic Anthropologist interested in the emergence of socioeconomic structures, like migrant enclaves and transnational fields. Molina is interested in mixed-method approaches, combining ethnography and personal network analysis. He is conducting research in several countries in the Global South. Currently, he is the president of the Research Ethics Committee of the UAB.

Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez

Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

PhD student, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Karla Nahuelpan Sánchez is a PhD candidate in anthropology with a predoctoral grant from ANID (Chile) who investigates the political transnationalism of organisations for indigenous activism in the Americas. Karla investigates how these organisations coordinate across borders and nationalities, how the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted their functioning, and how social media played a role both during and after the pandemic. She is also interested in indigenous activism, focusing on social and climate justice and ethics in indigenous research. Karla also coordinates the cycle of seminars for the GRAFO research group and is a member of the editorial board of the journal Perifèria.
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Rachel Wynberg

Rachel Wynberg

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Professor and Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town

Rachel Wynberg is a Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, where she holds a government-funded Research Chair focused on Environmental and Social Dimensions of the Bio-economy. With a background in both the natural and social sciences, her interdisciplinary research spans topics relating to bio-politics and the biodiversity-based economy; seeds, farmers’ rights and agrobiodiversity; knowledge politics, agroecology, and food sovereignty; the governance of wild species; just and biodiverse bio-economies; emerging technologies; and equity in science. Her publications include over 220 scientific papers, technical reports, and popular articles as well as six co-edited books and monographs. Her research outputs range from conceptual and theoretical frameworks to review articles and those consolidating global case studies, contributions based on empirical data, and practical and grounded research outputs that are accessible to varied actors in the bio-economy, including policy-makers.
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Jaci van Niekerk

Jaci van Niekerk

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Researcher, University of Cape Town

Jaci van Niekerk completed a Master’s degree at the University of Cape Town (UCT), where her thesis examined the contribution of the international trade in an endemic medicinal plant, Pelargonium sidoides, to rural livelihoods in South Africa and Lesotho. Upon graduation, she took up a position as researcher in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at UCT. She has been closely involved in several projects relating to environmental and social justice and has actively participated in the multi-partner regional network – the Seed and Knowledge Initiative - since its inception in 2013. She is currently part of the Bio-economy Research Chair team and continues to conduct research into themes related to the Chair, such as the commercial use of biodiversity, access and benefit sharing, the conservation of agrobiodiversity, small-scale farmers’ rights, and the protection of traditional knowledge. She has a special interest in the ethics of conducting research as well as strengthening university–community relationships.
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Mariëtte van den Hoven

Mariëtte van den Hoven

WP4 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Professor in Medical Ethics, Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities, Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Mariëtte van den Hoven is Professor in Medical Ethics and Head of the Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities at Amsterdam UMC. She is Chair of the Netherlands Research Integrity Network (NRIN) and is active in multiple projects on research integrity (e.g. INTEGRITY, ETHICS, Catalisi, Embassy of Good Science) and research ethics (PREPARED and IRECS). She co-founded the Network for Education in Research Quality (NERQ), which has a reach of approximately 300 trainers in Europe.
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Natalie Evans

Natalie Evans

WP4 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Assistant Professor, Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities, Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Natalie Evans is a Senior Social Scientist with a background in public health and anthropology and an enduring interest in ethics and research integrity. Her research interests lie in how responsible research practices are conceptualised and communicated within academic communities. In the last five years, she has led stakeholder engagement activities for the PREPARED and ENTIRE projects and was the Scientific Coordinator for the successful VIRT2UE project, which developed a research integrity programme from a virtue ethics perspective and trained nearly 500 trainers, and 4000 researchers, across Europe. Through VIRT2UE, Natalie has trained research integrity trainers from Europe, Africa, and North America. Natalie is also a co-founder of the Embassy of Good Science and leads the Research Integrity Programme within the Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities.

Rosie Hastings

Rosie Hastings

WP4 Leader; Contributor to all work packages

Junior Researcher, Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities, Amsterdam University Medical Centre

Rosie Hastings has a background in neuroscience and philosophy, and her research interests include philosophy of mind, philosophy of (neuro)science, feminist philosophy, phenomenology, epistemology, and research ethics and integrity. As a member of the Department of Ethics, Law and Humanities at Amsterdam UMC, she has previously published on research integrity guidance in Europe, with a focus on the role of learned societies in developing and disseminating guidance, and was also involved in the National Survey on Research Integrity and Embassy of Good Science. In the RE4GREEN project, she will work on reviewing and developing research ethics and integrity training for research and innovation in the context of environmental and climate science.
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Dr. Anke Stock

Dr. Anke Stock

Contributor to all work packages

Senior Gender Expert and Board Member, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)

Anke is a qualified lawyer and holds a PhD in comparative antidiscrimination law. She is also a board member of Women Engage for a Common Future e.V. and the European Environmental Bureau. She is an expert on gender issues in sustainable development, provides gender expertise to partners of the WECF network, and works on projects promoting gender equality in the environmental sector. On the international level, Anke is very active in advocating for gender equality within multilateral environmental agreements as well as on the EU level within the European Green Deal. She also has long-standing experience in consulting international organisations, such as the UN.
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Rose Heffernan

Rose Heffernan

Contributor to all work packages

Gender Expert, Women Engage for a Common Future (WECF)

Rose Heffernan (they/she) is a Gender Expert who has engaged in advocacy and communications work through various UN processes such as the Commission on the Status of Women, the High-Level Political Forum, and the Global People’s Assembly. They are currently working on the REAL DEAL project – fostering citizens participation in the European Green Deal – and finishing their research master's at Central European University, where their thesis explores constructions of transgender feminisms in relation to the Scottish nation-state.
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Takahiro Nakajima

Takahiro Nakajima

Contributor to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, and WP6; Social Lab leader

Professor, University of Tokyo

Takahiro Nakajima is a professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia and the Department of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, at the University of Tokyo. His research focus is oriented towards East Asian philosophy in the comparative context of inter-East Asian and Western Philosophy, and World Philosophy by seeking the “universalisation” of indigenous concepts in philosophy. Previously, he was editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Asian Studies, an interdisciplinary, English-language forum for research in the humanities and social sciences. He was the director of the East Asian Academy for New Liberal Arts at the University of Tokyo, where projects on world philosophy, world literature, and world history are carried out with young talented scholars. He is now the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia.

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