Who controls science and technology?

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'Who controls science and technology?' This includes the power of vested interests (especially the military and private corporations), openness and democracy in science, and public engagement and participation. Two of our main projects focus on military influence on science and technology, and corporate influence on science and technology.

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Martina Weitsch, QCEA, shows how arms companies – including those from Israel – have obtained public EU research funds, despite military research being specifically excluded from the formal R&D framework.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 6 December 2011)
 

Philip Moriarty, University of Nottingham, asks whether the practices now followed by UK research councils are doing little more than enabling the government’s policy to further commercialise academic research.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 6 December 2011)
 

It is 200 years since the Luddite uprisings in northern England. David King, Human Genetics Alert, argues that the motivations of the Luddites have been misrepresented, and that we need to look again at their legacy.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 6 December 2011)
 

Letter to Nature, 14 October 2011
 

Letter from the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) - co-signed by SGR - to the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), 10 June 2011
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at INES conference, Braunschweig, Germany, 27 May 2011
 

Presentation by Bron Szerszynski, Lancaster University, at the SGR conference, Emerging technologies: are the risks being neglected? on 21 May 2011
 

Climate scientists have had a poor press in recent months. Stuart Parkinson, SGR, investigates whether this is a sign that the scientific evidence of climate change is less robust, or just media misrepresentation.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Helen Wallace, GeneWatch, highlights the failure of the biotech economy and argues that decisions on R&D investments should be made more democratic and accountable.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 39, winter 2011 (published online 4 March 2011)
 

Presentation by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the Radical Statistics annual conference in Leeds, 26 February 2011