Monitoring the developments of ‘Responsible Research and Innovation’ (RRI) is concluded with this report. It includes a rich set of RRI indicators that were collected through the study directly or by using available data from previous collection efforts. Bringing together a large number of indicators provides detailed information on a number of aspects. The downside, however, is that not all the collected data is very recent – in particular, data from Eurobarometer and MASIS indicate a situation of 4 to 7 years ago. Not all of it may be outdated but a more recent data collection suggests that there is change. It may be slow as suggested by some gender equality indicators but, nevertheless, an evolution can be seen. In fast-moving areas such as open access (or open science as it is now termed), the changes are even more pronounced. The collection effort has also seen limitations concerning, in particular, ‘open data’ indicators, but other RRI areas such as ‘ethics’ and ‘governance’, were also rather difficult to capture.
Besides the presentation of the data, the report offers an appraisal of each indicator in its methodological annex and – where appropriate – a more detailed explanation (such as for
The report is structured as follows:
Overview of the indicators. In this table overview, we indicate all indicators, their sources and the year.
An overview of RRI, the dimensions and how they were taken up in news items on the Internet is updated until 2017. We also include a small analysis on RRI and its appearance in the media.
The main part provides the overviews by individual dimension and indicators. The situation in the latest available year is explained and where more than one year is available, the evolution is described.