RRING | Responsible Research & Innovation Networking Globally

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From 01/05/2018 to 30/04/2021


The overall project aim is to bring Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into the linked up global world to promote mutual learning and collaboration in RRI. This will be achieved by the formation of the global RRING community network and by the development and mobilisation of a global Open Access RRI knowledge base. RRING will align RRI to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a global common denominator.


There has almost been two decades of European initiatives to promote and progress
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in academia, research and research performing
organisations (RPO). There has been a wealth of RRI projects and consortium, it is becoming
increasingly obvious that some methodology is required to capture all the knowledge and use it to drive and consolidate the great progress made. There is a danger that the separate initiatives will perpetuate a fracture development in RRI, hindering its proper development.


The RRING project acknowledges that each region of the world is advancing its own agenda on RRI. Therefore, RRING will not be producing a Global RRI framework or strategy that is meant to be enforced in a top-down manner. Rather, increased coherence and convergence in RRI will be achieved via a bottom-up approach, learning from best practices in RRI globally and from linkages, via the new RRING community, to develop the RRI linked-up world.

RRING will have the following 5 objectives:

  1.  State of the Art (SOA) review by key RI geographic groupings and territories of RRI: The key geographies are the EU including associated countries and Russia, North America, South America, China, India, Africa and SE Asia including Japan and Korea.
  2.  Comparative analysis of SoA with the goals: Global RRI convergence opportunities and limitations and strategies.
  3. Development of RRI as an advantage competitively and otherwise: Qualitative and quantative analysis of RRI impacts for the key stakeholders by geography.
  4. Create a Framework and strategy to ensure maximum impact of global RRI adoption and convergence.
  5. Establishment of a perpetual global RRI network: This will consist of recognised leaders and experts in RRI who will act as RRI Elders.

Experts covering all of the below are areas:

  • The six Pillars of RRI: Ethics, GE, Open Access/Data, Science education, Public engagement, under the umbrella of Governance.
  • Disciplines specifically mentioned in the call: Digital, Single Market, the Energy Union, bio-economy and waste management.
  • University College Cork (Coordinator) UCC Ireland
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization UNESCO France
  • Careers Research and Advisory Centre (CRAC) Limited Vitae UK
  • Meiji University Educational Foundation Meiji Japan
  • National Research Foundation NRF/SAASTA South Africa
  • International Consortium of Research Staff Associations ICoRSA Ireland
  • University of Bradford UniBrad UK
  • De Montford University DMU UK
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit SKU Netherlands
  • Rhine-Waal University HSRW Germany
  • Wageningen University WUR Netherlands
  • Anglia Ruskin University Higher education Corporation ARU UK
  • National Research Council CNR Italy
  • Fraunhofer Fraun Germany
  • Universitiet van Amsterdam CEDLA-UVA Netherlands
  • State Fund for Fundamental Research SFFRU Ukraine
  • Dublin City University DCU Ireland
  • University of Madrid UPM Spain
  • University of Vilnius VU Lithuania
  • Centrar ZA Promociju Nauke CPN Serbia
  • Lunds Universitet LU Sweden
Total cost: EUR 2 999 545
EU contribution: EUR 2 999 545

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