Tools and Resources

The Coalition's working groups have produced a number of resources including an annotated bibliography of science and human rights, guidelines for scientists working on human rights projects, examples of collaborations between scientists and human rights organizations, a primer on scientific freedom and human rights, and more. The resources are organized below by topic. 


Article 15: Right to Science

Report: Defining the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications
This report offers an analysis of the Coalition's Article 15 focus group process.

Ethics and Human Rights

Report: Intersections of Science, Ethics and Human Rights: The Question of Human Subjects Protection
This report offers a preliminary framework to address the conduct of scientific research as related to research involving human subjects.

Human Rights Activities: Professional and Scholarly Societies

Primer: Scientific Freedom and Human Rights
This primer focuses on equipping scientific and engineering societies with the tools to effectively develop processes and procedures to address human rights issues.

Starter Kit: Helping Your Scientific Society Promote Human Rights
A guide to engaging your society in human rights, with links to examples and useful resources.

Directory: Scientific Societies Working on Human Rights Issues
Profiles and contact information of scientific societies working on human rights. Also features links to resources for scientific society action.

Partnerships: Scientists, Engineers, Health Professionals and Human Rights Organizations

Guidelines: Scientists Working on Human Rights Projects
Resource for facilitating partnerships between human rights organizations and scientific or engineering experts.

Partnerships: Scientists Working With Human Rights Organizations
Examples of collaborations between scientists from a variety of disciplines and human rights practitioners that cover economic, social, and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights.

Protecting Rights of Scientists, Engineers and Health Professionals

Organizations: Defending the Human Rights of Scientists
Provides contact information for and descriptions of organizations working to protect the human rights of scientists.

Teaching and Learning Materials (disciplinary specific)

Syllabi: Science and Human Rights
A list of syllabi for courses and teaching modules, with PDFs attached, on science and human rights.

Annotated Bibliography: Science and Human Rights
A bibliography of selected citations that illustrate interest in science and human rights within various scientific disciplines and among scientific associations.