What is responsible research & innovation?

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10/05/18

Following on from the success of the UOC's first RRI for researchers course, the Library has put together a new dossier providing resources, projects and reading matter to help understand RRI.

Who conducts the research? How is it carried out? What is its goal? Factors such as gender equality, open access to results, and ethics and integrity in the production of content are all elements that are key to achieving responsible research & innovation (RRI).

In the UOC Library's new guide you can find works that define the RRI concept, multi-format content on its key aspects, and research projects with RRI ties. For example, you can read a report on gender bias in science, or an analysis identifying the main difficulties in promoting science education among the general public.

This dossier comes in response to interest in RRI generated by the UOC's first RRI for researchers course. The UOC has also created its own RRI community of practice, which will meet every three months to share RRI-related reflections, debates and joint learning in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The idea behind this initiative is to strengthen UOC staff's commitment to RRI and to encourage people from all parts of the university to include this perspective in their projects.

The RRI community of practice will be holding its first meeting on Monday 14 May, at 6.30 pm in Grizzly 72 Sports Bar, coinciding with the Barcelona Pint of Science festival.

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