Additional Resources

Programs and Projects Mentioned in the Videos

AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program

AAAS Science and Human Rights Coalition

AAAS On-call Scientists

AAAS Geospatial Technologies Project

Duke Science and Society: DNA Applications in Human Rights and Human Trafficking

Teaching and Learning Materials on Science and Human Rights

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.

A Very Brief Overview of Modern Human Rights
A backgrounder on modern human rights issues.

Human Rights in Global Health: Team-Based Learning Education Resource for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows
A resource for educators interested in using a team-based active learning strategy to teach about human rights in global health.

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.

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.

Social Responsibility: A Preliminary Inquiry into the Perspectives of Scientists, Engineers, and Health Professionals
This report explores the meaning of scientific responsibility as a corollary of the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress (Article, 15, ICESCR).

Intersections of Science, Ethics, and Human Rights: The Question of Human Subjects Protection
This report aims to generate discussion among the physical, life, health, and engineering sciences about how best to address human rights as part of the practice and applications of their work.

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.

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.

Webinars Exploring Connections between Human Rights and STEM Disciplines

Series of webinars exploring the connections between human rights and STEM discliplines. View the archived webinars.

Article 15: Right to Science

Report: Defining the Right to Enjoy the Benefits of Scientific Progress and Its Applications
This report summarizes the findings of a focus group study aimed at discovering the views on the “right to science” held by American scientists from across disciplines.


These Campus Event Toolkit resources were made possible by the AAAS-Andrew M. Sessler Fund for Science, Education, and Human Rights.