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Matthias Kaiser er professor ved Senter for vitskapsteori (SVT) ved Universitetet i Bergen og professor II ved NTNU i Trondheim. Han har studert ved Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Universitetet i Oslo, Stanford University og Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Kaiser forskar på vitskapsteori, vitskapsetikk og teknologivurdering, og han er ekspert innan vitskapsfilosofi (Dr.phil.), vitskapsetikk og teknologivurdering. Han er også Affiliated Fellow ved Koi Tū Centre for Informed Futures ved University of Auckland.


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Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2020. The technique is never neutral. How methodological choices condition the generation of narratives for sustainability. Environmental Science and Policy. 87-98.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Value- And ecosystem-based management approach- And Pacific herring fishery conflict. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 341-364.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Working with research integrity—Guidance for research performing organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement. Science and Engineering Ethics. 1-12.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Co-producing "post-normal" climate knowledge with communities in northeast Bangladesh. Weather, Climate, and Society. 259-268.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. Trust in Food and Trust in Science. Food Ethics. 93-95.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Weaknesses in the ethical framework of aquaculture related standards. Marine Policy. 11-18.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Inclusive governance of aquaculture value-chains: Co-producing sustainability standards for Bangladeshi shrimp and prawns. Ocean and Coastal Management. 13-24.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Food ethics: a Wide Field in Need of Dialogue. Food Ethics. 1-7.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Responsible techno-innovation in aquaculture: Employing ethical engagement to explore attitudes to GM salmon in Northern Europe. Aquaculture. 370-381.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2014. The integrity of science - Lost in translation? Baillière's Best Practice & Research : Clinical Gastroenterology. 339-347.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2014. Harmful routines? Uncertainty in science and conflicting views on routine petroleum operations in Norway. Marine Policy. 313-320.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. “Commentary: Looking for conflict and finding none?”. Public Understanding of Science. 188-194.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Good ethics or political and cultural censoring in science? ICES Journal of Marine Science. 493-497.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2007. Developing the ethical matrix as a decision support framework: GM fish as a case study. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 65-80.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2007. Developing the Ethical Delphi. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics. 53-63.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Vurderingskriteriet etikk. Veileder for operasjonalisering av vurderingskriteriet etikk i genteknologiloven. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Veileder for operasjonalisering av vurderingskriteriet etikk i genteknologiloven. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Forskningsintegritet i kontekst: resultater fra en kvalitativ studie. .
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Diskutabel forskningspraksis: holdninger og handlinger. . .
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Etikk og integritet i forskning - resultater fra en landsomfattende undersøkelse. .
Faglig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Research Integrity in Norway (RINO).
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. The perceived FFP-QRP hierarchy – results from a large-scale survey among Norwegian researchers .
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. The Murky Waters of QRP - Attitudes and Self-Reported Questionable Research Practices.
Vitenskapelig antologi/Konferanseserie
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2006. Ethics and the politics of food: Preprints of the 6th Congress of the European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Wageningen Academic Publishers.
Vitenskapelig monografi
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Interdisciplinary Research and Trans-disciplinary Validity. 43.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Improving Energy Decisions - Towards Better Scientific Policy Advice for a Safe and Secure Future Energy System.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. Forskningsetikk i Norge: Tid for handling. Forskning.no.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Intellectual Practicians. An Exploration of Professionalism among Upper Secondary School Teachers with Icelandic Mother Tongue Teachers as a Contextualized Empirical Case.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2019. 4 av 10 seier dei har gjort noko diskutabelt.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Forskere mangler opplæring En av tre norske forskere oppgir at de aldri har fått opplæring i forskningsetiske retningslinjer.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. En av tre norske forskere sier de aldri har fått undervisning i forskningsetikk.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. 60 prosent av norske forskere har liten eller ingen opplæring i forskningsetikk.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2018. Vitenskapelig kunnskap vokser frem. 26 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. Franken-food or techno-fix? – Ethical issues of GMOs in Europe. 12 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. Ethical issues raised by emerging sciences and technologies. 11 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Sustainable aquaculture governance: challenges to participatory standard setting. 6 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2016. Method in practical ethics: a call for a paradigm change. 6 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Preface in Know your food Food ethics and innovation Edition: 1. 2 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Ethics of Science and a New Social Contract for Knowledge. 25 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Challenges to Evaluating Coastal Management in the Twenty-First Century: Lessons from the Lofoten Archipelago. 20 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2015. Aquaculture and the precautionary principle in the New Zealand Supreme Court. 7 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Whose sustainability counts? Engaging with debates on the sustainability of Bangladeshi shrimp. 8 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Precaution or prudent vigilance as guiding the path to global food security? 7 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2013. Mapping the ethical terrain of Chinese aquaculture. 18 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Why German consumers need to reconsider their preferences: the ethical argument for aquaculture. 5 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. The Ethics and Sustainability of Aquaculture.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Mapping core values and ethical principles for livelihoods in Asia. 6 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Dilemmas for Ethical Guidelines for the Sciences. 8 sider.
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2012. Preface. 17-19.
Faglig kapittel
  • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. Hard of Herring. 112-119. I:
    • Vis forfatter(e) 2017. Reflections of Canada: Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150+ Years. Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies.

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Articles since 2007 in peer-reviewed scientific journals (see also complete list of publications):

  • Saltelli, A., Benini, L., Funtowicz, S., Giampietro, M., Kaiser, M., Reinert, E., & van der Sluijs, J. P. (2020). The technique is never neutral. How methodological choices condition the generation of narratives for sustainability. Environmental Science & Policy, 106, 87-98.
  • Andorno, R., Baylis, F., Darnovsky, M., Haker, H., Hasson, K., Lowthorp, L., Annas, G.J., Bourgain, C., Drabiak, K., Graumann, S., Grüber, K., Kaiser, M., Kimng, D., Kollek, R., MacKellar, C., Nie, J.-B., Obasogie, O.K., Fang, M.T., Werner-Felmayer, G., Zuscinova, J. (2020), “Geneva Statement on Heritable Human Genome Editing: The Need for Course Correction.”, Trends in Biotechnology (Cell Press Reviews), ISSN: 0167-7799 , 1879-3096; DOI: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.12.022
  • Lam, M. E., Pitcher, T. J., Surma, S., Scott, J., Kaiser, M., White, A. S., Pakhomov, E.A. & Ward, L. M. (2019). Value-and ecosystem-based management approach: the Pacific herring fishery conflict. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 617, 341-364.
  • Forsberg, E.M., Anthun, F.O., Bailey, S., Birchley, G., Bout, H., Casonato, C., Fuster, G.G., Heinrichs, B., Horbach, S., Jacobsen, I.S., Janssen, J., Kaiser, M., Lerouge, I., van der Meulen, B., de Rijcke, S., Saretzki, T., Sutrop, M., Tazewell, M., Varantola, K., Vie, K.J., Zwart, H., Zöller, M.. (2018), “Working with Research Integrity—Guidance for Research Performing Organisations: The Bonn PRINTEGER Statement”, Science and Engineering Ethics, 24 (4), 1023-1034.
  • Kaiser, M. & Algers, A. (2017) “Trust in food and Trust in Science”, Food Ethics (2017) 1:93–95;   DOI 10.1007/s41055-017-0021-5
  • Haugen, A.S., Bremer, S., Kaiser, M. (2017): “Weaknesses in the ethical framework of aquaculture related standards”, Marine Policy Volume 75, January 2017, Pages 11-18. (online October 2016): http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.10.011
  • Kaiser, M. & Algers, A. (2016). “Food ethics: a wide field in need of Dialogue” (Editorial), Food Ethics, vol 1 (1), pp. 1-7.
  • Bremer, S., M. M. Haque, A. S. Haugen, and M. Kaiser. (2016). “Inclusive governance of aquaculture value-chains: Co-producing sustainability standards for Bangladeshi shrimp and prawns.” Ocean and Coastal Management, 131:13-24.
  • Bremer, S., Millar, K., Wright, N., Kaiser, M. (2015). “Responsible techno-innovation in aquaculture: Employing ethical engagement to explore attitudes to GM salmon in Northern Europe”, Aquaculture, 437, 370 – 381.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.12.031
  • Kaiser M, (2014), “The integrity of science – Lost in translation?”, Best Practice & Research Clinical Gastroenterology;  Volume 28 , Issue 2 , 339 – 347; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpg.2014.03.003
  • Blanchard, A., Hauge, K.H., Andersen, G., Fosså, J.H., Grøsvik,, B.E., Handegard, N.O., Kaiser, M., Meier, S., Olsen, E., Vikebø, F. (2014): “Harmful routines? Uncertainty in science and conflicting views on routine petroleum operations in Norway”, Marine Policy, vol. 43, 313-320.
  • Kaiser, M. (2012), “Commentary: Looking for conflict and finding none?”, in Public Understanding of Science, vol 21(2) 188-194. [DOI:10.1177/0963662511434433]
  • Ole Torrissen; Kevin Alan Glover; Tore Haug; Ole Arve Misund; Hans Julius Skaug; Matthias Kaiser (2012). “Good ethics or political and cultural censoring in science?” 2012; ICES Journal for Marine Sciences, March 6, 2012;  doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fss016
  • König, A., Kuiper, H.A., Marvin, H.J.P., Boon, P.E., Busk, L., Cnudde, F., Cope, S., Davies, H.V., Dreyer, M., Frewer, L.J., Kaiser, M., Kleter, G.A., Knudsen, I., Pascal, G., Prandini, A., Renn, O., Smith, M.R., Traill, B.W., Voet, H.v.d., Trijp, H.v., Vos, E., Wentholt, M.T.A. (2010) “The SAFE FOODS framework for improved risk analysis of foods”. Food Control, 21(12), 1566-1587. doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2010.02.012
  • Y. Devos, M. Demont, K. Dillen, D. Reheul, M. Kaiser, O. Sanvido (2008), “Coexistence of genetically modified (GM) and non-GM crops in the European Union. A review”, Agronomy for Sustainable Development, available online at: www.agronomy-journal.org
  • M. P. Krayer von Krauss, M. Kaiser, V. Almaas, J. van der Sluijs, P. Kloprogge (2008), ”Diagnosing and prioritizing uncertainties according to their relevance for policy: The case of transgene silencing”, Science of the Total Environment 390, 23 – 34.
  • M. Kaiser, K. Millar, E. Thorstensen & S. Tomkins (2007), "Developing the ethical matrix as a decision support framework: GM fish as a case study", Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol.20, 65-80.
  • K. Millar, E. Thorstensen, S. Tomkins, B. Mepham & M.Kaiser (2007), “Developing the Ethical Delphi”, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics, vol. 20, 53-63.
  • Sluijs, J.P. van der; M. Kaiser; L. Maxim; J. Douguet (2007), “Le principe de precaution, un principe pour agir dans des situations d'incertitude”, Risques, 72,  pp. 75-81.

Prosjektleiaransvar dei siste 10 åra (utanom partnarskap i EU-prosjekt):

PI: "Ansvarlig forskning og innovasjon i Norge," (AFINO), samarbeid mellom UiB, NTNU, Oslomet og BI, 2019-2024.

PI og koordinator: “Research integrity in Norway” (RINO), collaboration between UiB, HVL, og FEK, 2016-2019.

PI og koordinator: “Transforming Climate Knowledge with and for Society” (TRACKS), NFR. (Dette prosjektet vart rangert som #1 av 132 søknader.)

Koordinator: “The Landscape and Isobars of European Values in Relation to Science and New Technology”
(Value Isobars)
, EU FP7, 2009 – 2011.

Koordinator: “Nordic Network for Agriculture and Food Ethics”, NordForsk, 2007 – 2010.

Leiar av WP8: “Sustainable Ethical Aquaculture Trade” (SEAT), EU FP7, 2009 – 2013.

Styreleiar: “Philosophy of Science for Use”, finansiert av European Science Foundation, (7-ESF-LiU-007).

Matthias Kaiser is Professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and Humanities (SVT) at the University of Bergen, and Prof. II at the NTNU in Trondheim, having studied at the Universities of Munich, Oslo, Stanford and Frankfurt. His areas of expertise include: philosophy of science (Dr.phil.), ethics of science, and technology assessment. He is also an Affiliated Fellow at the Koi Tū Centre for Informed Futures at the University of Auckland.

Matthias was born in Germany, in Leipzig, which at the time was still under a communist regime. Luckily his parents escaped to West Germany in the nick of time before the Berlin Wall. There he was a refugee! Even though just starting school, this experience of a very different culture and regime turned him into a sceptic of all presumed authorities, in other words, he became a philosopher at a young age. After high school - which was mainly about the natural sciences and mathematics- he wanted to study something different, so he studied philosophy. But already during the second term he found out that he cannot do philosophy without a good grasp of logic, and that brought him to study mathematics. For his thesis he wanted to combine philosophy and logic, so he went to Norway where he had some good professors. Now he was also an immigrant! His interests turned to the sciences, both fascinated by their theories, and at the same time puzzled by the misuse of science in politics. He started to ask questions about ethics in science which made him unpopular in some quarters. Now there is no trace of logic left in him, he is all about ambiguity and uncertainty, in science as in life. Furthermore, he is deeply puzzled about values, wondering about his own, but mostly about those of other people, the academic lot in particular. His life has turned post-normal, and he thinks this is a good basis for work in the science-policy interface.

Else he has written a thriller, he likes to cook for others, and he plays electric blues bass. Politically he is a hard-core liberal European to the bone!



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