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David E. Winickoff, JD, MA, is Senior PolicyDavid Winickoff.jpg Analyst and Secretary of the Working Party on Bio-, Nano- and Converging Technology (BNCT) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and Affiliated Professor of Law at the SciencesPo École de droit. He came to the OECD from a tenured professorship in bioethics and biotechnology policy at University of California, Berkeley, where he directed the Program on Science and Technology Studies. At the OECD, he leads research and cooperative activities related to the responsible development of emerging technologies in areas such as synthetic biology, neurotechnology, gene editing, the bioeconomy, AI and cyber-physical systems. At SciencePo, he teaches a course called “Biotechnology, Ethics and Global Governance”. He has over fifty publications in academic journals and other outlets which have appeared in, inter alia, Science, New England Journal of Medicine, Nature Climate Change and the Yale Journal of International Law. Winickoff has served on expert panels of the U.K. Royal Academy, U.S. National Academies of Science, California Government and the French Parliament.  He holds degrees from Yale University, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School and was a fellow for two years at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Selected Publications by Theme

 Governance of Emerging Technology

G.E. Kaebnick, E. Heitman, J.P. Collins, J.A. Delbourne, W. Landis, K. Sawyer, L.A. Taneyhill, D.E. Winickoff, “Reasonable precaution and the governance of emerging technologies,” Science 354(6313):710-11 (11 November 2016)

H. Garden, D. Bowman, S. Haesler, D.E. Winickoff, ”Neurotechnology and society: strengthening responsible innovation in brain science,” Neuron 92: 642-6 (2 November 2016)

D.E. Winickoff, L. Jamal and N.R. Anderson, “New modes of engagement for big data research,” Journal of Responsible Innovation, DOI:10.1080/23299460.2016.1190443 (2016)

D.E. Winickoff, Partnership in U.K. Biobank: A Third Way for Genomic Property?, Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics 35;3: 440-456 (Fall 2007)

D.E. Winickoff, Genome and Nation: Iceland’s Health Sector Database and its Legacy, Innovations 1;2: 80-105 (Spring 2006)

D.E. Winickoff, R. Winickoff, The Charitable Trust as a Model for Genomic Biobanks, New England Journal of Medicine 349;12: 1180-1184 (18 September 2003)


Innovation Studies

D.E. Winickoff and S.M. Pfotenhauer, “Technology Governance and the Innovation Process,” Chapter 10, OECD (2018), OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018: Adapting to Technological and Societal Disruption, (OECD Publishing 2018)

D.E. Winickoff, "Biology Denatured: the Public-Private Lives of Lively Things," in S. Hilgartner, R. Hagendijk, and C. Miller eds., Science & Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond (Routledge 2015), 15-32.

D.E. Winickoff, “Private Assets, Public Mission: Life Science, Tech Transfer, and the New American University,” 54 Jurimetrics 1-42 (Fall 2013)

D.E. Winickoff, Gregory Graff and Kris Saha, Opening Life Stem Cell Research and Development: Integrative Management of Data, IP and Ethics in Stem Cells, 9 Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics 52-127 (2009)


Science, Expertise and Global Governance

D.E. Winickoff and M. Mondou, “The problems of epistemic jurisdiction in global governance: the case of sustainability standards for biofuels,” Social Studies of Science 47(1): 7–32 (2017).

D.E. Winickoff, J.A. Flegal, and A. Asrat, "Engaging the global south on climate engineering research," Nature Climate Change, Vol. 5: 627-34 (July 2015).

D.E. Winickoff, "Epistemic Jurisdictions: Science, Courts, and the New Federalisms," Chapter 10, E. Cloatre and M. Pickersgill, eds., Knowledge, Technology and Law (Routledge 2015), 173-188.

D.E. Winickoff and Douglas Bushey, Science and Power in Global Food Regulation: The Rise of the Codex Alimentarius, 35 Science, Technology and Human Values 356-381 (2010).

D.E. Winickoff, et al., Adjudicating the GM Food Wars: Science, Risk, and Democracy in World Trade Law, 30 Yale Journal of International Law 81-123 (Winter 2005)