RRI-Practice | Responsible Research and Innovation in Practice

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Last modified on 13 February 2017



From 01/09/2016 to 31/08/2019

The RRI-Practice project brings together a unique group of international experts in RRI to understand the barriers and drivers to the successful implementation of RRI both in European and global contexts; to promote reflection on organisational structures and cultures of research conducting and research funding organisations; and to identify and support best practices to facilitate the uptake of RRI in organisations and research programmes.

The project will review RRI related work in 22 research conducting and research funding organisations and will develop RRI Outlooks outlining RRI objectives, targets and indicators for each organisation. It will involve comparative analysis of the five EC keys of RRI locating these within broader, evolving discourses on RRI. 

12 national case studies will allow for in depth studies of, and dialogue with, the included organisations, and will form the basis for systematic analysis and comparison of drivers, barriers and best practices on each dimension of RRI. The project design also allows analysis of such drivers, barriers and best practices related to national and organisational characteristics, safeguarding the need to take into account diversity and pluralism in regional RRI programs.

These analyses will ultimately end up in recommendations to the EC about effective, efficient and targeted strategies for increasing RRI uptake in different kinds of organisations and national cultures, in Europe and in selected major S&T intensive economies worldwide. The project will also develop user-friendly guidance aimed directly at research and funding organisations themselves.

Oslo and Akershus University College


Karlsruhe Institute of Technology


University of Exeter


Commissariat a L’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives


University of Padova


Applied Research and Communications Fund


Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (Nijmegen)

The Netherlands

Wageningen University

The Netherlands

Chinese Academy of Science and Technology for Development


Research and Information System for Developing Countries


Arizona Board of Regents


Fundacao de Desenvolvimento da UNICAMP


The University of Queensland


Ellen-Marie Forsberg

[email protected]

Total cost: EUR 3 635 413,75
EU contribution: EUR 3 635 413,75

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