The SONIC Speaker Series presents

Michael D. Siciliano

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago

Global Policy and Local Networks
The contested resource framework for collaboration and science

SONIC Lab is proud to welcome Michael D. Siciliano of the Univeristy of Illinois at Chicago. Prof. Siciliano speak on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Frances Searle Building, Room 1-489. Please contact Dr. Michael Schultz with any questions.

Abstract:

How do institutional changes affect micro-level behaviors?  International agreements such as the Nagoya and Cartagena Protocols of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are resulting in new policy institutions that regulate the global exchange and use of biological materials in research. These rules are shifting the locus of control over materials from individual researchers to institutions that represent stakeholder interests. Traditionally, material resource exchange occurs within social networks that link scientists with other scientists and with provider organizations. In this new context of contested resources, access to and exchange of biological materials are jointly determined by personal networks and the new authority structures that govern the exchange relationships within the networks.  Relying on a nationally representative sample of scientists in the United States, this talk explores how institutional controls on resource inputs affect collaboration structures and science production.

 

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