The RESPONSIBILITY Observatory is intended to be the hub to the multitude of RRI and related content spread all over the internet. The central feature is the collection and categorization of materials on RRI which makes it a comprehensive and useful resource repository for the entire global RRI community. In an open source fashion, the Observatory builds on both the active commitment and the heterogeneous interests of an emergent RRI community who continuously uses, assesses and modifies the assembled materials. The resources on RRI are bundled into RRI packages, four pre-compiled and one self-compiled package.
The four pre-compiled packages have been compiled for “Policy Makers”, “Research and Education Community”, “Business and Industry” and “Civil Society” and hence target at those stakeholder groups primarily engaged in or affected by RRI. Within each package, it is possible to select materials of particular content types, around particular RRI Issues, focused on a particular Region or Country, relevant to a particular Stage of Implementation, or relating to a particular Domain/Field (e.g. industrial sector, type of technology, type of initiative). Further content is being added to the Observatory, and the pre-compiled packages may grow or shrink dynamically, by adding or removing tagged materials. For the self-compiled package, the search and browse facility also enables to compile an own personalized bundle of resources with further fine-grained selection of relevant material from the database, including material that is not within the four pre-compiled packages.