Professor Susan Wolf Awarded New National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant on Research Ethics in Complex Networks
The National Science Foundation has awarded Prof. Susan Wolf and her team a major new grant to fund groundbreaking work on the ethics of large, multidisciplinary engineering research networks. Innovative research is now often conducted by multidisciplinary and often multi-institutional research teams. NetEthics: Building Tools & Training to Advance Responsible Conduct in Complex Research Networks Pioneering Novel Technologies will fill a significant gap by conceptualizing research ethics and responsible conduct of research (RCR) at the network level, conducting systematic research on the issues that present at that level, and creating training materials. The NetEthics team includes Prof. Wolf, Principal Investigator, with Co-PIs Gillian H. Roehrig, Keisha Varma, Timothy L. Pruett (all at the University of Minnesota), and Korkut Uygun (Massachusetts General Hospital).
NetEthics builds on work currently underway in the NSF-funded Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technologies for the Preservation of Biological Systems (ATP-Bio), which is based at the University of Minnesota but crosses multiple research institutions, including Massachusetts General Hospital, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside, and Carnegie Mellon University. Prof. Wolf leads ATP-Bio’s Ethics & Public Policy (EPP) component.
Prof. Wolf is Regents Professor; McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre Baker Daniels Professor of Law; and Professor of Medicine. She chairs the University’s Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences.