the FIT4RRI

PROJECT


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CONTEXT



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The presence of this gap may have different impacts:

> Decrease in the quality of research

> Further decrease in the people's trust in science

> Increase in conflicts and controversies pertaining to science-related issues

> Lower capacity of research institutions and industry to interact

> Lower investments in science and innovation


What is RRI?


Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) implies that societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society.


RRI has 6 key components:

  • Public and Societal Engagement
  • Open Access
  • Gender equality
  • Ethics
  • Science Education
  • Governance

What is Open Science?


Open Science (OS) aims at transforming science through ICT tools, networks and media, to make research more open, global, collaborative, creative and closer to society.


FIT4RRI is intended to help mainstream RRI & OS in RFPOs through transforming them into a set of strategies and means simplifying their current tasks.

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Objectives


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Training


Enhancing competencies and skills through an improvement of the training offer currently available in terms of training tools, actors and strategies.

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Governance


Institutionally embed RRI and OS practices and approaches by promoting the diffusion of more advanced governance settings (organisational practices, tools, arrangements and culture).


FIT4RRI CONCEPT & APPROACH


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Understanding


5 analytical levels will be considered:


  • General trends
  • Barriers to RRI and OS
  • Drivers of RRI and OS
  • Interests & values
  • Advanced experiences
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Testing


4 co-creation experiments will be developed involving different RFPOs to:


  • Test some of the main outputs emerging from the analytical part.

  • Directly observe the RRI and OS in action.


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EXPERIMENT 1

focused on Energy Efficiency


EXPERIMENT 2

focused on Photonics (optical monitoring)

EXPERIMENT 3

focused on Material Science


EXPERIMENT 4

focused on Text & Data Mining

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Promoting & Sharing


Practical tools will be developed:

  • Training tools and actions as well as training strategies

  • Easy-accessible evidence based guidelines on governance settings