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Scientific Responsibility and Development

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  • Catherine Rhodes

    (University of Manchester, Manchester)

  • John Sulston

    (University of Manchester, Manchester)

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We face many significant global challenges today; science and technology are essential elements in addressing all of these challenges. With the ability to make major contributions to development, the scientific community has a connected responsibility to do so, which fits closely with the core scientific goal of benefiting humanity. This article explores the meaning of scientific responsibility in relation to development, particularly within the global context.Le monde fait face aujourd’hui à de nombreux défis importants, et la science et la technologie sont des éléments clés pour les relever. Ceci est en particulier vrai des questions de développement, auxquelles la communauté scientifique a la capacité et même une responsabilité d’apporter des contributions, car les idéaux associés au développement sont étroitement liés au but scientifique de bénéficier l’humanité toute entière. Cet essai explore donc l’importance et la signification de la responsabilité scientifique, plus particulièrement dans le contexte du développement global.

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  • Catherine Rhodes & John Sulston, 2010. "Scientific Responsibility and Development," The European Journal of Development Research, Palgrave Macmillan;European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), vol. 22(1), pages 3-9, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:eurjdr:v:22:y:2010:i:1:p:3-9
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