Genome BC recognizes the need for genomics research to be integrated with social science and humanities research to identify and study the societal issues and benefits that emerge from genomics-based innovations.
The Societal, Economic, and Regulatory Implications of Pathogen Control RFA (SERI) aims to integrate SSH+ research with genomics research associated with Intake 5 of the Sector Innovation Program (SIP5) which focuses on pathogen control in particular, pathogens that can have a significant impact on food safety and human health in British Columbia.
The acronym SSH+ refers to the “social sciences, humanities and related areas of study”. It encompasses all disciplines that use analytical, critical, speculative or empirical methods to investigate the human condition, human behaviour and society. The “+” includes disciplines such as environmental and information sciences that might not otherwise be identified under SSH. For the purposes of this Request for Applications (RFA), it will be used instead of the term “GE3LS”.