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.


by Avery Normandin
Apr 23, 2018
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 Andrea Smidler, Charleston Noble, Jason Olejarz, Joanna Buchthal, John Min, and Kevin Esvelt
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