Addresses ethical, legal and human rights issues related to the conduct and application of science and technology.
Donations can be made to either the human rights activities or the ethics and law activities of the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program. Your support of the Program's work is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Donate to Our Human Rights Activities
From defending the freedom to engage in scientific inquiry to pioneering the application of science and technology to document human rights violations, AAAS is a leader in connecting science, scientists and human rights. Building on its ground-breaking use of DNA analysis and forensic anthropology in the exhumation of mass graves, AAAS has more recently applied information management techniques and geospatial technology to illuminate large-scale human rights violations. AAAS has also developed a volunteer network of scientists and engineers to share their expertise with human rights organizations, and created a Coalition of professional societies to advance the role of scientists and engineers in human rights.
Donate to Our Ethics and Law Activities
Since amending its Constitution in 1977 to specifically include "fostering scientific freedom and responsibility" as part of its mission, AAAS had developed a substantial portfolio of work related to the ethical and legal aspects of science and technology. With activities focused on the ethical standards of the conduct of science, on the interconnections among science, technology and law, and on advancing our understanding of the social responsibilities of scientists in an evolving global community, AAAS is respected worldwide for its integration of ethics and law into the work of scientists and engineers.