Navigating the Interface between Legal Requirements and Scientific Methodology, by James J. Casey, Jr., J.D.
Apr 25, 2012
Over the past couple years I have been very fortunate to participate in a U.S. Department of State-funded project undertaken by the American Association for the Advancement of Science Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (AAAS-CSTSP) entitled International Engagement: Responsible Bioscience for a Safe and Secure Society. This project funded four workshops in the Broader Middle East and North Africa region (BMENA): Amman, Jordan; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Tunis, Tunisia; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These workshops, with local co-sponsors at each location (Jordan University of Science and Technology, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, Institut Pasteur de Tunis, and Dubai Healthcare City) presented a stellar opportunity for scientists and administrators from the BMENA region to interact with their colleagues from Europe and North America.
While the scientific topics differed from workshop to workshop, I was an American participant at all four workshops who spoke on issues of international collaboration, legal requirements, and their relationship with science.
James J. Casey, Jr., J.D. is Executive Director of the Office of Grants, Contracts, and Industrial Agreements at The University of Texas at San Antonio. A research manager for 18 years, he has presented on research management issues in a number of countries.He is on the Boards of Directors for the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA) and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), and is Senior Editor of the NCURA Magazine.
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