While science has traditionally been done behind closed doors, the increasing power of technology to alter our shared environment makes it imperative for us to switch to an open and community-driven process.

Responsive Science uses PubPub, an interface developed at the MIT Media Lab, to provide a platform for researchers to share their scientific goals and progress with the communities that may one day be impacted by their research. By actively inviting concerns and criticism from local citizens at the very beginning of each project, technologies can be redesigned to more effectively address societal needs.

We encourage scientists to post their grants, papers and proposals and begin discussions in order to make science faster, safer, and responsive to everyone.


Oct 13, 2017Updated: Sep 15, 2018
Video recordings of public presentations and presentation material
Oct 03, 2017Updated: Jun 20, 2018
Only if New Zealand communities help guide development of the technology.
Oct 16, 2017Updated: Apr 28, 2018
Reciprocity and mutual interaction between individuals, community and researchers at the heart of Responsive Science
Oct 16, 2017Updated: Apr 23, 2018
An initial short thought piece on what I think we mean by "Responsive Science". To be read in conjunction with other peoples thoughts.
Oct 16, 2017
RNA-guided gene drive elements could address many ecological problems by altering the traits of wild organisms, but the likelihood of global spread tremendously complicates ethical development and use. Here we detail a localized form of CRISPR-based gene drive.
Oct 16, 2017
We should move towards an open and responsive model of science and technology development.
Oct 16, 2017
An international team describes their research plan to develop daisy drive in nematode worms (MIT) and mosquitoes (Pirbright Institute).