Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) – 4th NUCLEUS Conference

Healthy relationships require open communication and respect for values, expectations and goals – and the relationship between research and society is no exception. Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach to research that embraces this shared responsibility throughout the entire process. By engaging with stakeholders like journalists, policymakers, or citizens, research has the opportunity to better address the issues facing society in a more inclusive way.

NUCLEUS is a Horizon 2020 fuded project whose role is to investigate and understand the challenges to RRI within universities and research institutions, and to recommend implementation strategies that have been tested in practice. The project’s working definition is based on that of the European Union: an approach where 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.

The 4th NUCLEUS Conference will present the results from nearly three years of case studies and RRI test-beds designed to apply stakeholder-related approaches of Responsible Research and Innovation in real contexts. The programme is shaped so participants can explore new thinking and governance frameworks to help research institutions develop trust, engagement and innovation.

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