Inclusive Research Collective: Environmental Impact of Research

30 June 2021, 1.00 PM - 30 June 2021, 2.30 PM

Martin Farley (Green Lab Associates) & Chathurika Akurugoda (University of Colombo)


Hosted by the Inclusive Research Collective, a series of seminars on Inclusive Research Practices

This session will explore how life sciences research contributes to the climate crisis and negatively impacts local and global environments. Practical advice will be given on ways to reduce the footprint of your own research.

Research, whether direct or indirect, aims to advance knowledge and change the world for the better. But whether you are spike-sorting with high-performance computers, getting through 100 single-use plastic pipette tips in a day or receiving regular shipments of metal-rich equipment, your research is having a long-term and detrimental impact on the environment.

We are proud to host the following speakers:

  • Chathurika Akurugoda| Lecturer in Law | University of Colombo: The Impact of Bioprospecting and Biopiracy (preliminary title)
  • Anna Lewis | Sustainable Science Manager | University of Bristol: Practical Ways to Reduce your Research Footprint: Green Labs Initiative (preliminary title)

Register for your free place

 ‘Inclusive Research Practices’ is a series of online events taking a closer look at biased and exclusionary practices in life sciences research and how we can overcome these issues to achieve equitable and representative science. The series considers four key aspects of life sciences research: basic research, working with human participants, data science and the environmental impact of research. ​

Each event is 1.5 hours long and begins with a 15-minute introduction and interactive activity to encourage attendees to actively engage with the topic at hand. There will then be 2 speakers, each giving a 20-minute presentation followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience.​

You are encouraged to attend as many events in the series as possible- regardless of your own research focus or methods. 

This series is organised by the Inclusive Research Collective.

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