The Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist, hosted a round table on “Responsible Research and Innovation: a check-up” on March 2018. The full event was recorded and is available here.
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has become a buzzword in European science in the last few years. Scientists must fill in the RRI section in their European project, and sometimes they do not know what to write there. Others are anxious to have the RRI tag attached to their communication and PR activities. But what really is RRI? Why is it needed? How could science and society benefit from this approach? The strict definition of RRI implies a radical change in the way of conceiving scientific projects from the very beginning, bringing a wide range of stakeholders (from companies to activists, from designers to patients…) in defining the scientific agenda. Are researchers prepared for that? What is the actual level of implementation of RRI in European science? What policies are there in place to facilitate this process?
Making science count in policy making
Representatives of the most important stakeholders participated in the round table:
- Rosina Malagrida, La Caixa Foundation, RRI Tools project
- Gerrit Rauws, Director at King Baudouin Foundation
- Anne Loeber, NewHoRRIzon consortium
The round table is moderated by Dr. Michele Catanzaro (physicist, freelance science journalist for Nature, El Periódico, and other outlets).
This is a free on-line (only) event organized by the Marie Curie Alumni Association, in collaboration with EuroScientist.