New FWF-Project on governance through COVID-testing

The new FWF-funded project “Testing (bio) governance”  is a comparative study on how testing capacities for the SARS-CoV-2 virus were established and maintained over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic in Austria, England and the Netherlands.

The project, which is led by Erik Aarden (AAU) and involves a collaboration with Ingrid Metzler (Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Krems), focuses on how testing technologies were developed, implemented and made available from early 2020 onwards, creating part of the infrastructure for (national) responses to the pandemic. Beyond COVID-19, the project seeks to provide insight into the coproduction between moralities and technologies in the governance of public health.

The project will start in April 2024 and run until March 2028.