Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)


From this section, you can access online resources to embed the RRI principles in a research.

RRI Toolkit

The European Funded Project RRI Tools has developed an online resource: The RRI Toolkit.

The Toolkit addresses topics such as open access, gender in science, ethics, science education, governance and public engagement. It includes a wealth of resources to assist researchers in developing their understanding of, and capacity to, implement RRI: manuals, guidelines, catalogues and online databases of resources, inspiring practices in RRI, self-assessment tools, training resources, etc.

The RRI Toolkit

Toolkit Gender in EU-Funded Research

The Gender in Research Toolkit and Training project, funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), has created practical tools to integrate gender aspects into FP7 research, including equal opportunities for women and men and the gender dimension of research, thereby contributing to excellence in research.

The Toolkit and Training created, is divided into three parts: Part 1: an overall introduction to gender in research; Part 2: how to make research gender sensitive (includes a checklist); and Part 3: gender in nine specific research fields (health, environment, science in society, etc.).

Parts 1 and 2 provide an overview of how the gender dimension can be integrated into a research project, while in Part 3, real-life examples and useful references illustrate how planned research can be made gender sensitive.

Toolkit Gender in EU-Funded Research

IGAR Tool - Recommendations for Integrating Gender Analysis into Research

The Gender-NET IGAR Tool aim to assist research funding and performing organizations as well as researchers and peers reviewers/evaluators with the know-how to integrate sex and gender considerations into policies, programmes, and projects, and to raise awareness about the importance of sex and gender in research and innovation.

On this website you will find manuals/tools on how to integrate gender analysis into research, examples and references for a better understanding, recommendations on how to integrate the sex and gender analysis into the university curricula in Higher Education and finally a range of indicators to support the monitoring and evaluation of these procedures.

The GENDER-NET Project was funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society workprogramme of the seventh Framework Programme (2013-2016).


DESIRE Toolkit

The DESIRE toolkit provides models and good practices for (1) planning and implementing the dissemination and exploitation of science education project results, and (2) helping STEM stakeholders contribute to improving STEM education. It is useful in any context and for any project that requires dissemination and exploitation by or to stakeholders (teachers, project managers, advisors to policymakers, science event organizers and science museum professionals).

The toolkit was created within the EU-funded project DESIRE (Disseminating Educational Science, Innovation and Research in Europe), whose main goal was to improve STEM in both formal (schools) and informal (science centres, museums, fairs, events) education environments in Europe.

DESIRE Toolkit

PASTEUR4OA - How Open is Your Research?

This questionnaire is designed to enable institutions to assess: a) the openness of their research and teaching; b) the level of awareness of openness in their researchers; and c) the level of awareness and use by researchers of institutional support. It covers the whole process of undertaking and disseminating scholarly and scientific research, and teaching, including for instance awareness of and adherence to policies and strategies.

The questionnaire was created by the PASTEUR4OA - Open Access Policy Alignment STrategies for European Union Research Project, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7).

How Open is Your Research?