Human Practices Hub
Through Human Practices, iGEM teams consider whether their projects are responsible and good for the world. They creatively engage with issues in ethics, sustainability, inclusion, security, and many other areas. Human Practices questions are complex and don’t have simple answers. Teams therefore often conduct public engagement; inviting stakeholder input to shape the direction of their work.
"Human Practices is the study of how your work affects the world, and how the world affects your work." — Peter Carr, Director of Judging
What is Human Practices?
Learn about Human Practices and why it is an important part of iGEM.
Frequently Asked Questions
See answers to questions like "How can my team integrate Human Practices into our Foundational Advance project?"
Getting started? These resources can help you understand methods for responsible research, public engagement, and much more.
Explore how teams have approached Human Practices in many inspiring and impactful iGEM projects.
How to Succeed
All teams are encouraged to engage in Human Practices. Check out our tips for teams on the page below.
Beyond the Competition
How did Human Practices come to be a part of iGEM? What does Human Practices look like in the real world?
Questions? Suggestions? The Human Practices committee is here to help!
Is your team interested in incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals in your project? We have created a page with resources to help you get started!
If you have questions or suggestions please check out the FAQ
or email us at humanpractices [AT] igem [DOT] org
We love hearing from teams as they explore the Human Practices issues that arise during their iGEM season. Best of luck with your projects!