Bioethics and design come together in a project about ageing
15 March 2021
Collaboration between Elisava and the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation
The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation has partnered with Escuela Universitaria Elisava to provide advice and training to develop publishing projects about ageing. This prestigious design school, part of Pompeu Fabra University, contacted the Foundation at the start of the year after some of its students had expressed a desire to incorporate content, research and analysis in their design project on the subject of ageing.
The Foundation provided a bioethical perspective, delivering a session on subject, giving students the opportunity to ask questions, and advising them on their work in progress.
On 25 February, the students invited the Foundation to attend the presentation of their projects. Working in different groups, organized by subject, the students developed books, catalogues, magazines and online publications, and undertook parallel activities such as performances and reading groups. Both the Foundation and the students' teachers were impressed by the way these projects found fresh ways to address the topic with great sensitivity.
Ethics of Bioinformatics Training Toolkit
The Víctor Grífols Foundation UVIC-UCC Chair of Bioethics and Bioinformatics Barcelona (BIB) published "Toolkit para formación en ética de la bioinformática" (Ethics of Bioinformatics Training Toolkit) by David Casacuberta, lecturer and researcher at UAB.
Although more attention is now paid to bioethical issues in bioinformatics studies, the curriculum does not yet include any reflection on or analysis of the ethical problems faced by this discipline. This book is designed as a resource to support teachers, to introduce reflection on ethical issues when training bioinformatics professionals.
The project is the result of the work of the Ethics and Data Security Group, a multidisciplinary group, established with the aim of sharing knowledge and offering practical tools for bioinformatics professionals who handle sensitive information.
Learn more about this project here
On 20 April, the book's author, David Casacuberta, presented the project via Zoom at a virtual event that also included contributions from Jordi Quintana (Coordinator of the Working Groups of Bioinformatics Barcelona) and Núria Terribas (director of the Víctor Grífols Foundation UVIC-UCC Chair of Bioethics).
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Savia renews its commitment to bioethics
12 March 2021
Donation will support bioethics activities
Savia, a company specializing in industrial engineering, has renewed its support of the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation, and for the second year running has made a donation to support the Foundation's bioethics activities.
As part of its corporate responsibility policy, Savia allocates a share of its profits to social activities. This company, which produces cutting-edge technology, values the people who work for it as one of its biggest assets. And, in line with this philosophy, the company is committed to giving back to society in recognition of how much it has received.
Savia visited the Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation on 3 March to demonstrate its commitment, at an event attended by managers from both organizations.
In the photo: Xavi Jordán, Xavi Lladó, Núria Terribas, José Messa, Victòria Camps and Jorge Messa.
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With Antoni Sitges Serra and Barcelona Friends of UNESCO collaboration
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