Responsive Science is a way of conducting research that invites openness and community involvement from the earliest stages of each project. Real-time interaction between scientists, citizens, and broader communities allows questions and concerns to be identified before experiments are performed, fosters open discussion, and encourages research studies and new technologies to be redesigned in response to societal feedback.


Community Involvement
Transparency and societal accountability are critical for any research that involves the shared environment. Responsive Science currently focuses on applied ecological research, including gene drive systems for altering wild populations. Discussions are facilitated by PubPub, a unique collaborative tool for sharing and evaluating research, and our dedicated team.


Wise Choices
Increasingly powerful technologies demand greater wisdom. Share your thoughts on early stage projects to shape a better future for society and the natural world.


by Avery Normandin
Dec 29, 2017
by Sam Weiss Evans
Oct 19, 2017
An initial short thought piece on what I think we mean by "Responsive Science". To be read in conjunction with other peoples thoughts.
by Kevin Esvelt, Jason Olejarz, John Min, Charleston Noble, Andrea Smidler, and Joanna Buchthal
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.
by Kevin Esvelt
Oct 16, 2017
We should move towards an open and responsive model of science and technology development.
by jeantine lunshof
Oct 16, 2017
Reciprocity and mutual interaction between individuals, community and researchers at the heart of Responsive Science
by Kevin Esvelt
Oct 16, 2017
An international team describes their research plan to develop daisy drive in nematode worms (MIT) and mosquitoes (Pirbright Institute).
by Kevin Esvelt
Oct 13, 2017
Only if New Zealand communities help guide development of the technology.
by Kevin Esvelt and Joanna Buchthal
Oct 13, 2017
Video recordings of public presentations plus some additional presentation material