Citizen science is a broad term that encompasses that part of open science where citizens can participate in the scientific process in a variety of ways: by observing, analysing or producing data. Being pivotal to the democratisation of science, citizen science requires an adequate framework to function properly and to engage the public and stakeholders as much as possible. The EU-funded INCENTIVE project aims to support Europe’s research performing and funding organisations (RPFOs) in establishing sustainable transdisciplinary hubs for stimulating and supporting excellent citizen science. Besides being a sustainable institutional change themselves, citizen science hubs will serve as a vehicle for introducing considerable institutional changes in European RPFOs and their communities.
Impact investment could deliver social, environmental and economic benefits by relying on an innovative responsible research and innovation (RRI) model for start-ups. The work of the EU-funded RRIstart project will focus on the value of RRI for the STEM entrepreneurship ecosystem. Specifically, it proposes a novel RRI model for start-ups blended with novel RRI-based impact investment indicators. The project will test the developed innovation through a translational piloting approach (from lab to market). Three pilots will be organised, covering environmentally sustainable start-ups from northern Europe, 3D printing and advanced materials in Italy, and bioeconomy (agri-food) in Greece. The overall aim is to bring society closer to science and innovation through impact investment.
The responsible research and innovation (RRI) approach anticipates and evaluates the potential effects and societal expectations regarding research and innovation. Contributing to this field, the EU-funded RRI-LEADERS aims to investigate the application and sustainability of RRI within territorial innovation systems. To do this, the project’s consortium will focus on four territories in Europe, each different in terms of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, the scope of territorial oversight, and the institutional and decision-making infrastructures among others. It will carry out an in-depth assessment of the RRI relevance to territorial governance and have these territories showcase the potential of RRI on a subnational level.
The EU-funded REINFORCING project will award 96 grants to boost institutions scaling up their experience with Open and Responsible Research and Innovation (ORRI). Mentoring, matchmaking services and training modules are part of the project’s offer. This is in line with the project’s overall objective to make ORRI a central point of knowledge and expertise that is easily accessible, up-to-date and tailored to community needs. It will review and exploit these initiatives, make this know-how available in the REINFORCING One-Stop Source platform, and act as a catalyser of quadruple-helix community members and codeveloping services, including policy recommendations.
Open science is a policy priority. Creativity and trust in science increases when researchers share knowledge and data as early as possible. However, open science also raises questions about research ethics, integrity and misconduct. Responsible research promotes public engagement, ethics and good governance. In this context, the EU-funded ROSiE project will develop tools to ensure ethics and research integrity in open science and citizen science. As a multidisciplinary project, it will bring together leading experts and organisations in the field to explore, engage, guide and equip. Specifically, it will identify the ethical, social and legal challenges of open science. It will also create a community of practice and develop operational guidelines to support stakeholders in understanding responsible innovation.
The goal of the project “Ethics Governance System for RRI in Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres”, in short ETHNA System, is to implement and enforce an internal management and procedural system of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) within 6 European Higher Education, Funding and Research Centres (hereinafter HEFRC). It aims to generate a process of Ethical Governance of the Responsible Research and Innovation (hereinafter RRI) where Gender equality, Open Science, Citizens’ Engagement and Integrity Research (ethics) dimensions will be also necessarily addressed through a multi-stakeholder governance. It will be translated into a new formal organisational structure that will facilitate the compliance with all RRI dimensions in all scientific disciplines as well as assuring the innovations accomplished are made according to the needs of civil society demands.
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