Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

Everything related to Responsible Research and Innovation as known as “RRI”, a cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020. Here we will answer how to align the outcomes of research with the values and needs of society.

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EC implementing RRI through institutional change

Horizon 2020 has as a notable ambition to address grand societal challenges. It fits in Europe's strategy for jobs and growth, called Europe 2020, where research and innovation play a key role. In this context, several questions have arisen. Read more [...]

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Collective responsibility towards research and innovation’s risks and new ethical dilemmas

Research and innovation constantly change our world. From the Internet and mobile phones, to climate change and new cancer treatments, science and technology have the potential to transform our lives. These developments also create new risks and new ethical dilemmas. Responsible research and innovation (RRI) seeks to bring these issues into the open. It also aims to anticipate the consequences and directions of research and innovation. Read more [...]

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RRI Tools – where we are and what we are after

Today’s societies face several challenges, ranging from healthy aging to climate change and security, for which there are no straightforward solutions. These challenges are reflected in the European Commission’s seven Grand Challenges, which constitute the focus of European research policy. Throughout the research and innovation (R&I) landscape, people are working to meet these challenges. Read more [...]

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From RRI concept to toolkit — a defining project launch

Today’s research tends to be disconnected from society and from potential applications. This critical observation has led to the emergence of a movement called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). The vision is to encourage more of the behind the scenes of research—involving choices of research orientation, in terms of funding, for example—to be made in a more transparent and accountable manner, involving the participation of the public and various stakeholders. Read more [...]

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How the Science Shop model contributes to RRI

In Germany, solutions to provide independent, participatory research support in response to civic concerns appeared on the agenda already 30 years ago. But it is merely as recently as five years ago that research engagement with civil society became prominent for a larger group of actors. One of the solutions to better interact with citizens has been provided through Science Shops Read more [...]

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South-Eastern European countries join forces to implement RRI solutions

In the RRI Tools research project is designed to map out and share good practice in Responsible Research and Innovation across Europe. The challenge is to make the findings of the project relevant to countries spread across a wide geographic area. Countries in the South Eastern European region, for example, are constituted of a diversity of nations including both EU Member States and countries still in the process of EU integration. Read more [...]