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Welcome to ELSIhub—Your Platform for ELSI Resources & Analysis

We are delighted to welcome you to ELSIhub!

The Center for ELSI Resources and Analysis (CERA) created ELSIhub to provide you with scholarship, educational content, webinars, community news, and other resources focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics.

What’s new in 2024?

The CERA aims to respond to the evolving priorities of its many stakeholder communities. We routinely solicit community-created resources, ideas, and feedback, and conduct formal needs assessments and evaluation research to inform our work. In February 2024, we kicked off our second usability engagement, this time in collaboration with the Science Gateways Center of Excellence (SGX3), a National Science Foundation Cyberinfrastructure Center of Excellence. This three-month-long effort is designed to help us meet the needs of our growing community by providing us with information about the expectations of new ELSIhub users. It will also hone the search functionality of the platform for a broad and diverse set of user groups.

We have also implemented platform-wide accessibility upgrades to increase the overall impact of the CERA by facilitating the full participation of stakeholders with mobility, cognitive, hearing, and visual disabilities. The ELSIhub website has been upgraded into full conformance with Level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and also meets Level AAA, the highest possible international standard, whenever possible. As part of this effort, CERA convenings will also be enhanced with live captioning and sign language interpretation. The CERA also hopes to catalyze uptake of accessibility measures beyond our center by providing guidance and resources to support the upgrade of your research project or organization.

Bookmark the ELSIhub pages of interest to you. Collaborate with us to produce ELSI programming and resources. Contact us to share your expertise, ideas, opinions, media mentions, jobs, events, and research tools. ELSIhub is your resource.

We sincerely look forward to building ELSIhub with you. Please email your suggestions to [email protected].

 

Warmly, 

Mildred Cho and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee

CERA Co-Principal Investigators

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Mission

The CERA supports the community of multidisciplinary researchers focused on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics and provides this platform to enhance the production, sharing, and use of ELSI research. 

The CERA and ELSIhub are funded by the ELSI Research Program of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (1U24HG010733-01). CERA is co-led by the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics and the Division of Ethics at Columbia University in partnership with The Hastings Center.