Five Rules of Thumb for Post-ELSI Interdisciplinary Collaborations

Andrew Balmer, Jane Calvert, Claire Marris, Susan Molyneux-Hodgson, Emma Frow, Matthew Kearnes, Katie Bulpin, Pablo Schyfter, Adrian Mackenzie, Paul Martin

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In this paper we identify five rules of thumb for interdisciplinary collaboration
across the natural and social sciences. We link these to efforts to move away
from the 'ethical, legal and social issues' (ELSI) framework of interdisciplinarity
and towards a post-ELSI collaborative space. It is in trying to open up such a
space that we identify the need for: collaborative experimentation, taking risks,
collaborative reflexivity, opening-up discussions of unshared goals, and
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Responsible Innovation
Early online date7 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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