Partners & Staff

The Project Value Isobars has 6 European project partners with different and complementary disciplinary backgrounds and focus.


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1. (Coordinator) Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities , Norway, University of Bergen, Norway


The University of Bergen (UiB) is Norway’s second largest university. The responsible department at UiB in this project is the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT).

The SVT interfaculty research centre has coordinated a number of interdisciplinary research projects on uncertainty and complexity in the interface between science, ethics and management/governance. Its research practices are characterized by the interdisciplinary combination of philosophy and history of science, STS and science ethics/bioethics, in many cases also in transdisciplinary dialogue with practicing scientists, decision-makers and citizens.


Scientific coordinator:

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Professor Dr. Matthias Kaiser

E-mail: Matthias.Kaiser@svt.uib.no

Phone: + 47 91 73 39 28




Researcher Silje Aambø Langvatn

E-mail: silje.langvatn@svt.uib.no

Phone: +47 55 58 29 83


Administration Officer Torunn Ellefsen

Phone: + 47 90 85 82 18


Administration Officer Sigrid Skavlid

Phone: + 47 90 67 19 23


Research assistants:

Nils Petter Willem Gram

E-mail: Nils.Gram@student.uib.no

Janne Cecilie Johansen:

E-mail: Janne.C.Johansen@svt.uib.no 


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2. Methodology Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom


The Methodology Institute will contribute both substantively and methodological, in
particular as WP leader in WP2 – Value Methods. The Methodology Institute’s (Mi) aims and objectives are informed by the LSE’s mission to be the “leading academic centre of international excellence in the study and application of the social sciences”. The Institute’s academic staff has diverse disciplinary backgrounds, including statistics, criminology, psychology, sociology, political science, management and bio-ethics.


Professor George Gaskell

E-mail: g.gaskell@lse.ac.uk


Researcher Nicole Kronberger



Researcher Stavroula Tsirogianni

E-mail: S.Tsiroganni@lse.ac.uk


 Logo Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen3. Centre for Ethics, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen – Interdepartmental Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (EKUT-IZEW). The Interdepartmental Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) was founded in 1990. It has long-standing expertise in research, documentation and knowledge transfer in the whole realm of application-oriented ethics, with special foci on ethics in the biological and medical sciences, ethics and education, gender ethics, and the new field of ethics of security technologies. It has an internationally significant documentation centre and special library, and has been hosting the postgraduate programs “ethics in the sciences” and "bioethics” (1991-200 and from 2004, respectively). A new section “ethics and culture” has been established in 2006, with projects on security technologies and on nanotechnology.


Dr. Thomas Potthast

E-mail: potthast@uni-tuebingen.de


Researcher Simon Meisch

E-mail: simon.meisch@uni-tuebingen.de


Researcher Roman Beck

 E-mail: roman.beck@zew.uni-tuebingen.de



dialog gentechnik logo.gif4. dialog<>gentechnik, Austria 

dialog <> gentechnik is an independent non-profit academia-linked institution founded 1997 with the aim to support public understanding of gene technology and biosciences. It fosters the well-founded dialogue about genetic technology and related biosciences and functions as an interface between science and the public. It also serves as a competent information centre for the public. Its scientific background combined with experience in public relations is the best qualification for high standard work.


Researcher Hans-Peter Tscheru



Researcher Birgitte Gschmeidler

E-mail: gschmeidler@dialog-gentechnik.at 





5. Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica (DINÂMIA), Portugal


DINÂMIA – Centro de estudos sobre a mudança socioeconómica (Research Centre on Socioeconomic Change; Instituto Superior de Ciências doTrabalho e da Empresa – ISCTE) Lisbon, Portugal, is a multidisciplinary research centre in the social sciences at ISCTE, in Lisbon. DINÂMIA includes 30 permanent researchers from economics, sociology, social psychology, law and applied mathematics. It collaborates with a wide and diverse range of national and international entities.

The main areas of DINÂMIA's research work are: Employment; Innovation; Territory; Science and Technology; Environment; Prospective Analysis and Public Policy Evaluation; Norms and Collective Action; Culture; and Financial Markets and Monetary Policy. DINÂMIA has been involved in various research projects funded by the EC .


Dr. Maria Eduarda Barroso Gonçalves

E-mail: mebg@iscte.pt


Researcher Maria Inês Gameiro

E-mail: ines.gameiro@gmail.com



University of Maastricht logo.gif6. Department of Health, Ethics & Society, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI),Maastricht University, The Netherlands


Department of Health, Ethics & Society, Care and Public Health Research Institute(CAPHRI), Maastricht University (UM). - Maastricht University has a unique and stronginternational profile on research and education (famous for its problem based learning and tutorial group approach).

The Department of Health, Ethics & Society has a long standing reputation in coordinating and participating in European projects and has a broad ethical expertise in various fields of biotechnology and its application in health research and healthcare settings. The Department is embedded in the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences and the Academic Hospital at Maastricht University, and has the Chair and the Secretary of the European Association of Centers of Medical Ethics (EACME).

Maastricht cooperates in both national and international projects in science and technology studies, philosophy and ethics, in genomics and biotechnology. Maastricht has research experience on the topics of ethics and dialogue, the concept of values, governance, citizenship and social responsibility in the context of a network society, technological culture and plurality in Europe.


Professor Rein Vos



Assoc. Professor David Townend



Researcher Laurens Landeweerd

E-mail: l.landeweerd@hes.unimaas.nl


Value Isobars is an EU funded project under the seventh framework program.

The project has been coordinated by the Centre of the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen and lead by Prof. Matthias Kaiser.

Funding period:
June 2009- November 2011

Project number: 230557

EU-funding: 819971.00 Euro