GTECCC 12 Communiqué - Meeting 25-26 June 2019
This Communique covers matters considered at the 12th meeting of the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee (25-26 June 2019, Melbourne).
GTECCC was asked to provide advice on overarching guiding principles for engaging in, and contributing to, communication on gene technology. Members agreed that this complex topic would require more than one discussion, and that this meeting would be the commencement of developing guiding principles.
Members discussed why guiding principles were needed and the values that would underpin them, noting the overlap with the values identified in the National Framework of Ethical Principles in Gene Technology 2012. GTECCC began discussing high level guiding principles for communication on gene technology, and agreed to continue building on this conversation at future meetings to work towards agreed overarching guiding principles.