Tamar Sharon appointed to European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies

Tamar Sharon, professor of Philosophy, Digitalization and Society at Radboud University, has been appointed to the European Union’s Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies. As part of this group, she will advise the European Commission on various topics related to ethics in technology.

On January 26th, the European Commission appointed fifteen new members to the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), including Tamar Sharon. The group contains experts from across Europe, from the fields of humanities, philosophy, law, ethics and natural and social sciences. A full list of appointees can be found on the website of the European Commission.

The EGE was founded in 1991, and is an independent advisory body of the President of the European Commission. The group provides independent advice on aspects of EU legislation and policies where ethical, societal and fundamental rights intersect with the development of science and new technologies. “Research and innovation improve people’s lives and the environment they live in,” says Mariya Gabriel, the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth. “The expertise and wisdom of the 15 newly appointed members of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies will help us to put European values at the heart of the green and digital transition.”

About Tamar Sharon

Sharon is Chair of the Department of Ethics and Political Philosophy at Radboud University. Her research focuses on the ethical and societal impacts of new technologies, especially in regards to health and medicine.

She is also the co-director of iHub, Radboud University’s interdisciplinary research hub on digitalization and society. Within iHub, Sharon is involved in various research projects. These include ‘Digital Good’, an ERC-funded project exploring the ethical and societal challenges posed by large consumer technology companies getting involved with health research.

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