A meeting for the Administrative Committee of Palestinian Biological Society (PBS) was held through Zoom Webinar on August 08th , 2020, and in the presence of the members of the Society in the West Bank and Gaza.
The meeting was devoted to discuss the revised action plan, due the inability to implement the original plan according to the closures and repercussions of the Corona pandemic, that was set by Academy with Friedrich Naumann Stiftung (FNF) , towards Promoting Higher Education and the Private Sector through Dialogues of the Business Community, Academia and Politics, aiming to support and strengthen All five Scientific Societies. by establishing a working mechanism and a program to implement the proposed activities until the end of the year.
- During the meeting, the Administrative Committee approved the two event workshop:
- A look at the normative of research bioethics in Palestinian Universities toward developing a unified ethical guideline for research ethics in Palestine to be held during November 2020
- Mitigating the Potential Side Effects of an Attempt to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 Pandemic Closure on Vulnerable Groups who Lived in Marginalized Regions to be held during the end of year.
The meeting resulted in appointing Dr. Sharaf Al Taradeh and Dr. Ghadeer Omar to be in the Scientific Committee for the Call “Academy-Industry Cooperation Bridge AICB”, that aims funding five joint applied research between researchers from various scientific Societies and private sector companies, based on the principle of partnership between academia and industry, that should meet the real needs of society, based on criteria determined by the committee in advance to ensure transparency, equality of opportunity and quality of research proposals.