Stakeholder engagement and risk assessment: What are the lessons for gene drive research engagement efforts?

This is the second in a series of Panel Discussions—Considering the Case of Gene Drive Technologies Through Social Science Theories on Stakeholder Engagement.
 

Through The Gene Drive Research Forum, The Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) Partnership and The FNIH GeneConvene Global Collaborative are co-hosting a series of virtual panel discussions to provide a forum for social scientists, researchers and developers, funders, and other stakeholders engaged in or contemplating work in the gene drive technologies space to explore the case of gene drive technologies through social science theories on stakeholder engagement. A different panel will meet for 1.5 hours on the second Tuesday of each month for five months starting in February 2021 at 10 am US east coast time to discuss a specific topic and entertain questions from participants.

Use of models in environmental risk assessment for gene drive insects

This is the first in a series of four webinars that explores the topic of Ecological Modeling in Risk Assessment of Gene Drives. Dr. John Mumford from Imperial College, London and Dr. Michael Bonsall from Oxford University will speak on the use of models and modelling in the assessment of the risks to the environment from the release of insects containing engineered gene drives.

Qualitative mathematical modelling of complex systems

Models and modelling will be needed to help forecast the ecological consequences of  gene drive organisms following their release. Unlike non-gene drive GM organisms, which can be limited in time and space, the potential for large-scale spread gene drive-containing organisms even from  limited releases in well-isolated field sites, means that risk assessors will need to consider models and forecasts in their decision-making.

Embracing dynamic models for gene drive management

We describe how quantitative tools can reduce risk uncertainty, streamline empirical research, guide risk management, and promote cross-sector collaboration throughout the process of gene drive technology development and implementation.

The application of quantitative ecological risk assessment to the release of gene drives

Models and modelling will be needed to help forecast the ecological consequences of  gene drive organisms following their release. Unlike non-gene drive GM organisms, which can be limited in time and space, the potential for large-scale spread gene drive-containing organisms even from  limited releases in well-isolated field sites, means that risk assessors will need to consider models and forecasts in their decision-making.

Field testing site selection: Including social criteria among other criteria for selecting field sites for testing gene drive organisms

This is the third in a series of Panel Discussions—Considering the Case of Gene Drive Technologies Through Social Science Theories on Stakeholder Engagement.
 
Through The Gene Drive Research Forum, The Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) Partnership and The FNIH GeneConvene Global Collaborative are co-hosting a series of virtual panel discussions to provide a forum for social scientists, researchers and developers, funders, and other stakeholders engaged in or contemplating work in the gene drive technologies space to explore the case of gene drive technologies through social science theories on stakeholder engagement. A different panel will meet for 1.5 hours on the second Tuesday of each month for five months starting in February 2021 at 10 am US east coast time to discuss a specific topic and entertain questions from participants.

What is the role of consensus in stakeholder engagement?

This is the fourth in a series of Panel Discussions—Considering the Case of Gene Drive Technologies Through Social Science Theories on Stakeholder Engagement.
 
Through The Gene Drive Research Forum, The Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) Partnership and The FNIH GeneConvene Global Collaborative are co-hosting a series of virtual panel discussions to provide a forum for social scientists, researchers and developers, funders, and other stakeholders engaged in or contemplating work in the gene drive technologies space to explore the case of gene drive technologies through social science theories on stakeholder engagement. A different panel will meet for 1.5 hours on the second Tuesday of each month for five months starting in February 2021 at 10 am US east coast time to discuss a specific topic and entertain questions from participants.

Investigating the independence of stakeholder engagement activities

This is the fifth and last in a series of Panel Discussions—Considering the Case of Gene Drive Technologies Through Social Science Theories on Stakeholder Engagement.
 
Through The Gene Drive Research Forum, The Genetic Biocontrol of Invasive Rodents (GBIRd) Partnership and The FNIH GeneConvene Global Collaborative are co-hosting a series of virtual panel discussions to provide a forum for social scientists, researchers and developers, funders, and other stakeholders engaged in or contemplating work in the gene drive technologies space to explore the case of gene drive technologies through social science theories on stakeholder engagement. A different panel will meet for 1.5 hours on the second Tuesday of each month for five months starting in February 2021 at 10 am US east coast time to discuss a specific topic and entertain questions from participants.