Researchers at the W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia (UBC), conducted two deliberative forums on the topic of human tissue biobanking: The BC Biobank Deliberation (2007) and the BC Biolibrary Deliberation (2009). In both cases, members of the public from across British Columbia were invited to two weekends of deliberation about biobanks. Biobanks are large collections of human biological tissue that are used for research.
The Deliberative Poll that took place in Marousi, Greece in the summer of 2006, was a Deliberative Polling experiment used for the selection of a candidate for mayor by the PASOK political party. The process consisted of an initial phone survey of 1,275 Marousi citizens, a follow-up survey completed by 153 citizens, and a final survey occurring after a day of deliberations of 138 citizens.