New HoRRIzon Policy Brief #1. Responsible Research and Innovation in H2020: Current Status and Steps Forward

Braun, Robert and Bernstein, Michael (2018) New HoRRIzon Policy Brief #1. Responsible Research and Innovation in H2020: Current Status and Steps Forward. NewHoRRIzon Policy Briefs 1, 5 p.

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The NewHoRRIzon project published its first policy brief in May 2018, coordinated and written by Robert Braun of IHS and co-authored by Michael Bernstein of Genok with contributions from the NewHoRRIzon team, on the status of RRI in H2020. The policy brief aims at offering evidence based policy recommendations, informed by the first inputs of NewHoRRIzon research efforts across 19 social labs, to policy makers, journalists and interested researchers on the state of play of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in H2020 and proposing some immediate first actions for mainstreaming RRI in the next framework program, FP9. The early research highlight steps that the EU has already initiated to advance RRI in H2020 programming, such as including commitments in the founding regulation of the programme and establishing devoted activities through SWAFS. However, findings also point to numerous challenges for widespread and sustained implementation across H2020 programming and projects. First results indicate a range of policies that could be pursued to build capacity of the European R&I enterprise to realize RRI. Our recommendations, among others, focus on emphasis on excellence in terms of transparent, and socially robust knowledge that is inclusive of stakeholder and citizen perspectives; capacity building and training of programme officers, evaluators, researchers, innovators, and stakeholders to learn more about ways that science and technology are embedded in society; and further investments in the development of “Key Performance Indicators” or other methods of monitoring and evaluating RRI implementation.

Item Type: Discussion/ Working Paper (Unspecified)
Keywords: Responsible Research and Innovation, RRI, NewHoRRIzon, Public Engagement, Gender, Ethics, Open Access, Governance, Social Engagement
Funders: European Commission
Research Groups: Techno-Science and Societal Transformation
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 06 Jun 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2018 11:03
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/4682

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