Since its launch in 2012, ELSI2.0 launch events have been held in Europe, America and Asia:

Launch of the Early Stage Researchers Network,17-21 November 2014

In November 2014 a group 12 of Early Stage Researchers from across Europe gathered in Oxford for a 1 week workshop focused on developing an interactive online workspace to facilitate collaboration and support career development. The group identified the key design requirements and piloted collaboration software for use across the ELSI2.0 community. This motivated group will continue to work together as the administrative force behind the ELSI2.0 workspace. Funding for the workshop was provided by the Cost Action: 'Chip Me'.

US Launch, 06-07 May 2014

The American launch of ELSI2.0 was held at the University of Indianna in May 2014, in conjunction with a University wide symposium on the topic of ethical considerations in the fields of Public Health, Genomics, Data and Translational Science. The meeting gathered 36 participants from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya. Norway, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom, and the USA to focus on several emerging topics that are ripe for international collaboration. One of these topics - genomics and infectious disease – was identified during the meeting to be a good “test case” for the ELSI 2.0 collaboratory approach.

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UK launch, 16 February 2014

This meeting was hosted by the Wellcome Trust and focussed on developments in the European Regulation for Data Sharing and their implications on medical research. Professor Graeme Laurie, University of Sheffield, described the current situation of negotiations surrounding the proposed regulation, outlined the steps towards implementation, opportunities for revision, and consequences to the research community.

Available meeting documents:

Asia Launch, 06 February 2013

Motivated and benefited by the collaboration with ELSI 2.0 global networks, Asian ELSI researchers organized 'Genome ELSI Osaka 2013: International Symposium on the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Human Genome Research'. 32 people from 9 countries attended the workshop, discussing a range of issues including informed consent, data and sample sharing, and the return of research results.

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