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About the Program

The International Center for Information Ethics is a liaison to the SIENNA EU program.

SIENNA stands for ‘Stakeholder informed ethics for new technologies with high socio-economic and human rights impact). SIENNA develops ethical frameworks, recommendations for better regulation and operational tools for the ethical management of human genomics, human enhancement and AI & robotics.

The liaison officer for the ICIE from SIENNA is Maria Bottis, Ionian University. The SIENNA project has received funding under the European Union’s H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 741716. SIENNA is coordinated by the University of Twente. This collaboration aims at the diffuse of the results of SIENNA research and co-organization of suitable activities with ICIE.

For further details, please visit the SIENNA website here

For further reading, the following SIENNA and Information Ethics-related reports are available open access:


Ethical Analysis of Human Genetics and Genomics

This report is prepared within the context of a European project called SIENNA, which was selected to fulfil the grant call SWAFS-18-2016 . The aims are to identify and present ELSI in human genetics and genomics, both present and emerging issues with a relatively short time horizon.


Ethical Analysis of Human Enhancement Technologies

This report is prepared within the context of a European project called SIENNA which was selected to fulfill the grant call SWAFS-18-2016. The primary aims of this report were to:

  • Identify HET products and applications, above and beyond those found in SIENNA D3.1: State- of-the-Art Review of Human Enhancement Technologies

  • Identify potential present and future ethical issues

  • Analyse those issues in a nuanced manner without moralising about them or attempting to resolve them


Ethical Analysis of AI and Robotics Technologies

This SIENNA deliverable offers a broad ethical analysis of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics technologies. Its primary aims have been to comprehensively identify and analyse the present and potential future ethical issues in relation to: (1) the AI and robotics subfields, techniques, approaches and methods; (2) their physical technological products and procedures that are designed for practical applications; and (3) the particular uses and applications of these products and procedures. In conducting the ethical analysis, we strove to provide ample clarification, details about nuances, and contextualisation of the ethical issues that were identified, while avoiding the making of moral judgments and proposing of solutions to these issues.


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