Tag Archives: Responsible Research and Innovation

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor

Aude Lapprand: a manifesto for involving citizens in science

In this interview with EuroScientist, Aude Lapprand presents the work of the Sciences Citoyennes Foundation, based in Paris, France. The organisation, which questions who should be responsible for choices made in science and how best to make science more democratic, to be discussed at the 7th Living Knowledge conference in June, in Dublin, Ireland. One of the solutions proposed relates to citizen convention where lay people are briefed to debate controversial topics in science. Read more [...]

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor

Inspiring findings to expand the RRI scene

As the first few RRI projects are coming to fruition, there are plenty of lessons to be shared about how best to implement the European Union policies on responsible research and innovation. In this opinion piece, the coordinators of the Go4 group of RRI projects share their recommendations on how best include RRI practice into existing research and innovation activities. Read more [...]

Uberisation of Science

With an increased reliance on geographically-distributed teams, tomorrow's researchers are going to be able to reach unprecedented scales of collaborations, not just limited to cooperation between well-funded labs. Researchers from wider afield, including from territories with lowe level of research funding, will finally be able to more systematically contribute to the great scientific endeavour of the future. This issue is not limited to the mere technicalities of working across self-organised, distributed teams. It also looks at how, for such scenario to take place, it is essential; that we change our outlook on what we mean by collaborating. This may require examining the values driving our future investigations. Read more [...]

Birju Pandya: choosing sustainable values to drive research

In this interview with EuroScientist, Birju Pandya explains gift culture, which he has helped introduce in finance. He explains how this approach can be beneficial for any field of work but also in all aspects of our own lives. The gift culture is based on a non-transactional approach to work, which is instead replaced by trust-based approach, based on pursuing higher-order values, such as connection to community and ecology. While there will be resistance against this rewiring of the mind, the result is worth the effort. Read more [...]

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor

RRI Awards: recognising good practice

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is so new that it is not well documented and good practice has not been spread. It is, however, gradually pervading research and innovation culture and policy. As a means to spread such good practice, a pan-European group of science foundations have now created Awards for Responsible Research and Innovation. This article explores how this awards came about to stimulate people to introduce RRI aspects in their work. Read more [...]

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor

Launch of the RRI toolkit

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is too often no more than a cryptic acronym to many in European research circles. It is at times not quite clear how to implement it. Now, thanks to the results of the RRI Tools project, an RRI Toolkit is about to be launched this week. Don't hold back and feel free to explore all the available options. Read more [...]

Research can be more responsible with the right partner

The drivers leading to responsible research and innovation are poorly understood. Now, empirical work done in the EU project “Governance of Responsible Innovation” (GREAT) has investigated the factors influencing the uptake of responsible research aspects in EU-funded research and innovation using an agent-based simulation approach to analyse the impact of responsibility measures. Results reveal, for example, that the involvement of civil society organisations does not necessarily tilt the balance towards greater responsibility in research as initially thought. Instead, what appears to be of vital importance is the capability of any research partner to perform research responsibly. Read more [...]

Can society-oriented research be academically influential?

The dichotomy between research that aims at tackling specific societal challenges and blue sky research is not as wide as expected. A new Danish study on the impact of research funded by the last two framework programmes reveals that there may be no contradiction between research being challenge-oriented and being academically influential. This gives food for thought to steer future research policy. Read more [...]

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor

This article is sponsored by
RRI Tools
Find out how to become a sponsor