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RRI overview

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)!

This issue outlines many facets of RRI. It also provides different perspectives on the topic, including historical, institutional, academic, and views of practitioners in the field.

This Special Issue follows the first one entitled Launch of Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit.

You can also get here a printed edition of this “RRI overview” issue.


Tackling grand challenges with socially acceptable solutions

By Ignacio Lopez Verdeguer, Foundation La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain, RRI Tools project coordinator.

Evolution of RRI concept over time

An abridged genealogy of the RRI concept

By Jean-Pierre Alix, EuroScience, Strasbourg, France, partner in RRI Tools.

Research governance: how the concept of RRI is slowly maturing

By Elise Tancoigne, Sally Randles and Pierre-Benoît Joly, INRA, Paris, France, Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, UK and IFRIS, Paris, France.

Perspective from Brussels

Innovation is not inherently good: René von Schomberg, EuroScientist Interview

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist editor.

EC implementing RRI through institutional change

By Gilles Laroche and colleagues, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Innovation Union, Brussels, Belgium.

Perspective from Academia

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

By Jack Stilgoe, University College London, UK.

RRI Tools – where we are and what we are after

By Frank Kupper, Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands, partner in RRI Tools.

Concrete examples of RRI good practice

Why develop a toolkit for RRI?

By Rosina Malagrida, Institute for Aids Research IrsiCaixa, Barcelona, Spain, RRI Tools deputy coordinator.

A regional science centre’s perspective on RRI Tools

By Malvina Artheau, Science Animation Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse, France, RRI Tools French hub coordinator.


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