Related Work

There are a number of projects that follow similar interdisciplinary methodologies and/or have comparable goals or concerns. Listed below are some of the more interesting ones we have come across:

2nd International Conference on Bio-Sensing Technology 2011. A forum for accessing to the most up-to-date and authoritative knowledge from both commercial and academic worlds, sharing best practices in the field as well as learning from case studies of successfully integrated bio-sensing technologies.
http://www.biosensingconference.com/

Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT). Fosters the beneficial and ethical understanding of intellectual property (IP) law and related fields as they affect public policy, business, science, and technology.
http://www.law.berkeley.edu/bclt.htm

The Canary Database. Selects, curates, and indexes thousands of scientific studies from MEDLINE, CAB Abstracts, and Agricola so users can review evidence of animals functioning as “early warning” sentinels of human health hazards.
http://canarydatabase.org/

Digging into Data. The idea behind the Digging into Data Challenge is to address how “big data” changes the research landscape for the humanities and social sciences.
http://www.diggingintodata.org/Home/tabid/149/Default.aspx

Future ITC. The project intends to unify hundreds of the best scientists in Europe in a ten year, 1 billion EUR program to explore social life on earth and everything it relates to.
http://www.futurict.ethz.ch/FuturICT

Instedd. Envisions a world where communities everywhere design and use technology to continuously improve their health, safety and development.
http://instedd.org/

Mapping Controversies. Drawing on famous and well-detailed historical cases, their mission is to highlight the complexity of scientific and technological innovations, as well as the multiplicity of demonstration cultures in the history of science and technology.
http://www.demoscience.org/resources/index.php

MApping COntroversies on Science for POLitics (MACOSPOL). Experiments with new tools for exploring and representing public debates on scientific and technological issues.
http://www.macospol.com/

Patientslikeme. PatientsLikeMe is an information portal that allows people to share real-world health care experiences and helps organizations to improve the targeted delivery of health services.
http://www.patientslikeme.com/

Quantified Self. A place for people interested in self-tracking to gather, share knowledge and experiences, and discover resources.
http://quantifiedself.com/

Reality Mining. Reality Mining defines the collection of machine-sensed environmental data pertaining to human social behavior. This new paradigm of data mining makes possible the modeling of conversation context, proximity sensing, and temporospatial location throughout large communities of individuals.
http://reality.media.mit.edu/

Science Commons. Three interlocking initiatives designed to accelerate the research cycle — the continuous production and reuse of knowledge that is at the heart of the scientific method.
http://sciencecommons.org/about/

Synthetic Aesthetics. Synthetic biologists, like many engineers, are concerned with ‘design.’ By instigating new collaborations between synthetic biologists, designers, artists, and social scientists, they are exploring  shared and new territory between synthetic biology, art and design.
http://www.syntheticaesthetics.org/

Tactical Tech. An international NGO working at the point where rights advocacy meets information management and technology.
http://www.tacticaltech.org/team