Pre-Research Forum “New Health”
Ethics, digitalization, health – in a new event format Berlin researchers discuss issues with experts from various areas of society.
The Pre-Research Forum, which took place for the first time on October 25 and 26, 2018, is an innovative transdisciplinary format of the three major Berlin universities – Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin – as well as Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The topic for discussion was the ethical challenges of digitalization in the health sector. “The major Berlin universities and Charité want to develop solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time, in direct cooperation with other social stakeholders,” explains Audrey Podann, a postdoctoral political scientist and program manager on the Transdisciplinarity project, which was co-designed by the Pre-Research Forum under the direction of Professor Christine Ahrend, first vice president at Technische Universität Berlin.