The Work Packages 1-8


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WP1 was to deal with conceptual issues, and particularly analyzing the value concept. Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Centre for Ethics was responsible for WP1.


WP2 was to deal with empirical insights and methods on social values: Value methods. London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Methodology Institute was responsible for WP2.

WP3 was to deal with participatory tools that can be employed to improve the societal dialogue about value issues in science and technology: Value dialogues. dialog<>gentechnik (Austria) was responsible for WP2.


WP4 was to deal with the legal aspects that surround the governance of S&T and EC science policy: Values and regulations. Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica (DINÂMIA), Portugal was responsible for this WP.


WP5 was to deal with the two case studies that provided the concrete background for the deliberations on governance of S&T within the project: Ethics in two technologies, biometrics and pathogen research. Department of Health, Ethics & Society, Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University (UM)was responsible for WP5.


WP6 was to deal with the consequences of the insights of WP1-5 for a value-informed governance of S&T: Synthesis. This WP was a joint responsibility of the partners.


WP7 was to deal with feedback from end-users and dissemination to a wider public: Dissemination. This WP was a joint responsibility of the partners.


WP8 was to deal the management of the project work: Coordination and management of the project. Each work-package faced some cross-cutting issues to other work-packages and other disciplines. The work in WP6 was essentially inter-disciplinary. Before reporting on the specific insights from the different work packages, we believe it is essential to report the basic and essentially inter-disciplinary understanding that informed the whole work, in particular in WP6. The Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, University of Bergen (Norway) was responsible for this WP.


See all deliverables from the different WPs here


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