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Responsible Research and Innovation

What is RRI?

Responsible Research and Innovation is an approach to governing research and innovation (R&I) at the European level. RRI is reflected in many policy strategies and programming documents, such as the Horizon 2020 (2014-2020) program.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach which implies that all societal actors (researchers, innovators, industry, policymakers, non-governmental organisations, civil society organisations, citizens, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation (R&I) process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society.

RRI encompasses six fields relating to R&I:

  • Ethics
  • Gender equality
  • Governance
  • Open access
  • Public engagement
  • Science education

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