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FOREWORD for the Proceedings Technological innovations have provided the society exceptional benefits but these also carry potential harms and risks. International Council for the Life Sciences, Pakistan Chapter and KIBGE have joined hands to help ensure global public health, safety and security by safeguarding the opportunities offered by advancements in the science and technology. ICLS (Pakistan) has previously organized meetings for Social and Natural Scientists, Media Persons and Civil Societies at Islamabad, Lahore. The third ICLS-KIBGE International Conference entitled "Responsible Conduct of Science" was another effort in this regard. Held on November 14-15, 2011 at Dr. A. Q. Khan institute of Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (KIBGE), University of Karachi, the Conference was aimed to promote a culture of responsibility in all scientific disciplines and to address the full spectrum of ethical, safety and security issues arising from developments in science and technology by identifying areas at particular risk. Many issues that needed to be discussed were covered during the scientific sessions. These included: How to conceptualize the responsible conduct of science? How to idealize the science to be harmless to humanity? How to realize the scientific personnel in a way appropriate for society? How to optimize the contribution of scientists to the wider interest of society? and How to improvise the safe, secure and ethical conduct of science? The eminent scientists and researchers, research supervisors, intellectuals, scientific entrepreneurs, science journalists and media personnel, postgraduate and undergraduate students from various parts of the world including Australia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and USA participated in the conference. The young researchers and students, in early stages of their scientific careers, enthusiastically participated in the Conference and were vastly benefited by the experiences of senior scientists and researchers in the field.
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