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.


1 collaborator
Dec 29, 2017

What is Responsive Science: Sam's perspective

An initial short thought piece on what I think we mean by "Responsive Science". To be read in conjunction with other peoples thoughts.
2 collaborators
Oct 19, 2017

Daisy-chain gene drives for the alteration of local populations

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.
7 collaborators
Oct 16, 2017

On Responsive Science

We should move towards an open and responsive model of science and technology development.
2 collaborators
Oct 16, 2017

Responsive Science - exploring the area

Reciprocity and mutual interaction between individuals, community and researchers at the heart of Responsive Science
2 collaborators
Oct 16, 2017

Daisy drive: Safe Genes research plan

An international team describes their research plan to develop daisy drive in nematode worms (MIT) and mosquitoes (Pirbright Institute).
2 collaborators
Oct 16, 2017

Could daisy drive help make New Zealand predator-free?

Only if New Zealand communities help guide development of the technology.
2 collaborators
Oct 13, 2017

Public Presentations & Slide Decks

Video recordings of public presentations plus some additional presentation material
3 collaborators
Oct 13, 2017