We are pleased to announce the date and topic of this year’s Senior Visiting Fellow conference, designed by our current SVF Heather Douglas.
Institutions and the Scientific Research Agenda
April 8-10, 2022
“Which scientific research gets pursued, and the details of how it gets pursued, is greatly influenced by the institutional structures which support science. By institutions, we mean those established social structures that direct resources (of various kinds, from money to intellectual property to ethical approval to jobs) for science. Key institutions for shaping the scientific research agenda include universities, funding agencies, and patent offices. This workshop will focus on what these institutions should be aiming to do and how should they do it.”
Keynote speakers will be: David Guston (ASU), Joyce Havstad (Utah), Shobita Parthasarathy (U Michigan), and Alison Wylie (UBC)
The programming committee is also accepting proposals for additional participants in the conference now through November 20, 2021.