A workshop organized by the AHRC Contingency and Dissent in Science project.

Institutionalizing Epistemic Standards for Science   December 1st and 2nd, 2008 LSE, London   Provisional programme   Monday Dec 1st   10.00 — 11.30  Room T206 (Lakatos Building)   Dr Michael Feuer, Executive Director, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education in the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies of Science, US “Scientific Advice as Procedural Rationality: The Origins and Functions of the National Research Council”   11.30 — 12.00 Coffee  Break   12.00 — 1.30    Room T206   Dr Justin Biddle, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Philosophy, University of Bielefeld, Germany “Institutionalising Scepticism: Adversarial Proceedings for the Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals”   1.30 — 2.30 Lunch Break   2.30 — 4:00      Room NAB107 (New Academic Building)   Prof Matthias Kaiser, Director, National Committee for Research Ethics in Science and Technology, Norway Title T.B.A.   4 — 4.30  Break   4.30 — 6.00      Room NAB107   Prof Nils Roll Hansen, Professor Emeritus, Philosophy, Univ. of Oslo, Norway “The importance of distinguishing theoretical (‘basic’) and practical (‘applied’) science in analyzing scientific dissent and controversy.” BREAK   7.30 Speakers’ dinner     Tuesday Dec 2nd   10.00-10.30 Coffee Break   10.30 — 12.00  Room T206     Post workshop group discussion