Scientific findings and technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live. These developments bring with them complex ethical issues that require an interdisciplinary and integrative approach: Only if researchers and ethics experts work together on current challenges can moral dimensions be clearly grasped and an appropriate ethical judgment be formed.
The IZEW has committed itself to this goal with its "Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities" programme: In numerous projects, scientists from a wide range of disciplines work together on pressing ethical issues. The focus is on three thematic areas.
- ELISA: Ethical implications of IT-export to sub-Saharan Africa
- ESKrim: Ethnic segregation and crime
- FLORIDA: Flexible, semi-automatic analysis system for the evaluation of mass video data
- Forum Privacy
- HEIMDALL: Multi-hazard cooperative management tool
- INTEGRAM: Integrated research
- KoBeLU: Context-conscious learning environment
- KOPHIS: Strengthening the context of people in need of care and help
- NIKA: User-centric interaction design for context-sensitive and acceptable robots
- PODESTA: Populism, democracy, city
- TANGO: Social Science and Ethical Analyses on Governance