For those who missed the extraordinary voyage through the NewHoRRIzon final conference on RRI experience, Good News! We have captured the moments for you.
As part of our virtual conference, we are launching the RRI.ex, an online virtual exhibit of the NewHoRRIzon project. When entering the RRI.ex, you have the option to view videos that provide background on the project. You will also see a navigation tool, the ‘RRI navigator’, that allows you to explore the ‘pilot actions’ for Read more about Join us in our virtual exhibition: guided tour on RRI Narratives[…]
The grand challenges that society is currently facing, such as climate change or the COVID-19 outbreak, has stressed the need of collaboration between disciplines. This collaboration is not only demanded for addressing the complexity of the “wicked problems” that we face, but also for promoting a better understanding of the inequalities, uncertainties and instabilities that surround the basis of our societies.
We open the conference with this session where Franz Fischler, President of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna (IHS, the coordinating research organization) will welcome participants. Erich Griessler, the NewHoRRIzon project coordinator, will introduce the project, its objectives, achievements and challenges and an overview of the conference programme.
Organisers: Ingeborg Meijer, Niels MejlgaardSpeakers: Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Michael Bernstein, Tung Tung Chan, Stefan de Jong, André Brasil The Societal Readiness Thinking Tool (www.thinkingtool.eu) was developed in the context of the NewHoRRIzon project. It provides a mechanism for maturing the societal readiness of a research project by enabling users to reflect carefully about the societal appropriateness of their work at critical stages of the project life cycle. The Read more about The Societal Readiness Thinking Tool – Thinking about societal readiness of research[…]
Organizers: Robert Gianni; Darian Meacham; Dani Shanley H2020 allocated a strong role to ethics by adopting mandatory standards and implementing a cross-cutting strategy named Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Some of the strengths of RRI are exemplified by its attempt to empower stakeholders and to increase awareness about ethical issues across different domains. RRI has, nonetheless, encountered criticism due Read more about Session 7: H2020 to Horizon Europe: from ethical guidelines to democratic practices[…]
Speakers: Erik Fisher, Erich Griessler, Anne Loeber, René von Schomberg, Martina Schraudner, April Tash, Fern Wickson In this session we will look back on the two week conference experience and dive into the overarching question, “How can the pilot actions developed in NewHoRRIzon, as well as the Social Lab activities and the networks generated, help promote the idea of Responsible Research and Innovation and related concepts on national and international level as well as in different institutions?” phrased more directly, we want Read more about Closing Session: Roundtable – Reflecting backwards so we can look forward[…]
Organisers: Veikko Ikonen, Mika NieminenSpeakers: Olavi Kujanpää, Lukáš Macenauer, Ülle Must, Nhien Nguyen, Tiina Ramstedt-Sen, Emad Yaghmaei Funding agencies evaluate and assess in various ways the research and innovation they are funding. Criteria may vary, for instance, depending on the context (discipline and research objective), policy (the role of the funding agency in a research system and its specific policy targets) and funding instrument (e.g. application oriented vs. curiosity oriented vs. mission oriented). Besides Read more about Session 12: The role of research funding organizations to support the uptake of RRI: Building a RRI-based evaluation framework for research funding agencies – mission possible?[…]
Organiser: Erich GriesslerSpeakers: Stephanie Daimer, Jack Spaapen, Roger Strand, Michalis TzatzanisModerator: Susanne Meissner-Dragosits Jack Spaapen, Roger Strand: “The Times, Are They a-Changin’?” Spirits rise with new opportunities and funding programmes, and hearts sink as they fade away. For friends of RRI, such as ourselves, there are always tempests in the teapot: post-ELSI manifestos, RRI funerals and the scare of SwafS disappearing, to mention a few. At Read more about Session 9: The future of RRI – Policy and RRI in times of political turbulence[…]
Organised by Susanne Bührer The topic of impact is high on the agenda of national and European research policy. Research funders, as well as research organizations and individual researchers, are increasingly asking themselves what contribution science can or should make to politics, society, culture and the economy. This is often discussed under the heading of the Read more about Session 4: The (transformative) impact of RRI[…]