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Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI)

Research Group Summary

The Centre for Integrated Research in Biosafety (INBI) aims to contribute to the increased understanding and more effective management of emerging biotechnologies. Our research is:

1. Independent - We are practiced in the techniques associated with recent and emerging biotechnologies, but we have no financial interest in their development or prohibition.

2. Transdisciplinary - INBI brings together scientists skilled in biotechnology research and safety assessment and social scientists with experience in the evaluation of the ethical, social, cultural and political impacts of novel technologies. This team is committed to working collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries and to modelling new forms of integrated research.

3. Collaborative and International - When conducting capacity-building activities in the developing world, we offer our own expertise while also working with the knowledge and specific needs of the country or region.

4. Committed to Biosafety - The Centre participates in the national biosafety framework of New Zealand and supports, to the degree that we are able, the research needs of citizens, civic leaders, NGOs, scientists and others who are participating in their national biosafety frameworks.

Key Contact

Members - UC Staff

Subject Area: Disciplines