The RRI Toolkit: fostering a open science system that tackles the grand societal challenges
The Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit has just been launched this week at www.rri-tools.eu. We believe that the Toolkit could prove extremely relevant and useful to your institution members and partners.
A cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020, the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concept pushed forward by the European Commission (EC) aims to foster and facilitate research and innovation in an inclusive, societally-oriented way. The EC-funded RRI Tools project, of which EuroScience is a partner, has gathered and developed online resources – the RRI Toolkit – allowing closer interactions of the actors of research and innovation systems. It also addresses topics such as open access, gender in science, ethics, science education, governance, public engagement.
The toolkit is designed for all stakeholders of the research system – researchers, policy-makers, business and industry, educators, and civil society organizations – and for individuals as well as institutions. For more information on the scope and concept of RRI, please consult this page. Find out in this video what for and why you should use the Toolkit.
What is in the RRI Toolkit?
As of today, the RRI Toolkit contains 356 resources that will help to design and bring projects to life, and to train on Responsible Research and Innovation. These resources include:
● inspiring practices;
● manuals, guidelines, how-tos, catalogues and online databases of resources;
● background documents including presentations, reports, cross-analysis and pan-European surveys;
● other European projects that developed RRI resources; and,
● a self-reflection tool to assess professional practices.
Please take into account that this is a beta version of the RRI Toolkit. The complete version will be available in July 2016.
Find out more on what led to the RRI Toolkit and what is in it for you in a stimulating article on the RRI Toolkit by Daniel Garcia, from the RRI Tools Coordination team, in EuroScientist.
The RRI Toolkit belongs to the RRI Community
The RRI Toolkit is a dynamic resource open to a growing European Community of Practice. By joining this community you will be able to participate in discussion fora and get support from other practitioners. You will also be able to contribute to the further developments of the toolkit by uploading your own tools and resources.
Your help in disseminating the information on the RRI Toolkit would be much appreciated. Therefore, please do not hesitate to forward this message to your contacts and networks. Dissemination material on the RRI Toolkit is available here.